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Mrs. Shepherd from Whitehall MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

One Book At a Time: Helping Kids ADORE Reading

My students need high-interest titles to get them "hooked" on reading! One book can change a student's whole perspective of reading, and foster a love of reading.

  • $590 goal

This project expired on September 8, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I adore my students and I want all of them to have the best opportunities. By providing resources, encouragement, and excitement for reading I will have done my job well. I want to do anything I can to help foster and promote a love for reading, especially for kids who don't have access to quality books and literature or support from home. Reading can open students to new ideas, new perspectives, and new types of people. As C.S. Lewis said, "We read to know we are not alone." Becoming a lifelong reader makes for a well-rounded, empathetic, and loving community member!

My Project

Having access to reading materials is probably one of the most important things I can do as a teacher to help students get intrinsically motivated to read at an early age. With high-interest texts readily available I can help foster a love of reading and a community of readers. There is something magical that happens when a student finishes a whole book for the first time and the sense of pride it infuses into that student can be a building book for future success in reading.

I have seen it firsthand in my classroom-students igniting their spark and love for reading, and I desire every student to have this confidence.

The titles chosen from my DonorsChoose list are best-selling, popular-with-tweens books that have the power to 'hook' students on reading for life!

These books will also help me with a Summer Reading Club for students and parents to participate in, also promoting literacy and increased parental involvement.

Mrs. Shepherd
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $8.58 2 $17.16
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Beyond the Bright Sea • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Chasing Lincoln's Killer • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The War I Finally Won • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Good Earth • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 1 $10.74
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $10.68 1 $10.68
Uglies • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.78 1 $8.78
The House of the Scorpion • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Paper Towns • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.55 1 $7.55
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 1 $7.54
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Bad Boy A Memoir • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Life As We Knew It • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of the Dust • AKJ Education $7.25 1 $7.25
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 1 $7.13
The Egypt Game • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Seedfolks • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Fever 1793 • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Education $5.93 1 $5.93
Ender's game • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story Of The Iliad • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stargirl • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Al Capone Does My Shirts • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Elijah of Buxton • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Where the Red Fern Grows The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Novio Boy A Play • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hattie Big Sky • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The False Prince Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Running Out Of Time • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Red Badge Of Courage And Selected Short Fiction • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Earthquake Terror • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
11 Birthdays: A Wish Novel • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Call It Courage • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Crash • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How to Steal a Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Angelmonster • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Growing Wings • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

Materials cost

$463.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.40

Total project goal

$589.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$589.33

5 Donors

-$553.93

Donations toward project cost

-$479.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.25

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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