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Ms. Iadanza from Howard Beach NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Open a Book, and Open Your Mind

Help me give my students age-appropriate, high interest novels so that they will continue to develop their love of reading.

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a diverse group, with a wide range of academic ability. All of them, however, have a love of reading. Creating a reading culture in a school is essential if you want to encourage students to become engaged and motivated readers.

When I suggested to my homeroom students that we needed a classroom library of novels of their choice, their enthusiasm was incredible!

They love our daily scheduled reading time, but they said they would enjoy it more if they could have some more books to choose from.

They have a variety of learning styles and needs, but they do have one thing in common - they love to learn, to explore, and together, we are helping them develop a growth mindset.

My Project

Each morning, our school has time set aside for the children to sit quietly and read. At times, they will forget to bring a novel and they will have no choice but to read any book that is available in the room. Unfortunately, this leads to some "fake reading"- the book is open, but nothing more. Today, I had an idea- what if I put together a library of high-interest, age appropriate novels? I asked my students what they thought, and they immediately started shouting out book titles!

Every book listed in this project came by student request.

I asked for suggestions. "Wonder", one student called out. "Harry Potter PLEASSSEEE", requested another. "What about dystopian novels?", asked another. Even the shy children had a suggestion, from the "Middle School" series, "100 series" and more.

Having different genres and updated novels to choose from will help my students learn to love to read. In the words of Dr. Seuss: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Michael Vey Complete Collection Books 1-7: Michael Vey; Michael Vey 2; Michael Vey 3; Michael Vey 4; Michael Vey 5; Michael Vey 6; Michael Vey 7 • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
James Patterson Middle School Collection 8 Books Set (Middle School Save Rafe, Middle School Ultimate Showdown, Middle School How I Survived Bullies Broccoli Shake Hill, My Brother is a Big Fat Liar, • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
The 100 Complete Boxed Set • Amazon Business $32.73 1 $32.73
The Hunger Games Box Set: Foil Edition • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
How to Disappear • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Brave New World • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book Two) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Letters from Rifka • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
The Tequila Worm • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fuzzy Mud • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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