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Ms. Kready from Fort Worth TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Open a Door to a New World

Help me give my students a a diverse classroom library with comfortable bean bags for seating and access to a diverse collection of books.

  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am very excited to be teaching my first year of school and instill the love of reading, learning, and writing for my high school English classes. The students I will be teaching come from a variety of different backgrounds, but the majority of them come from economically disadvantage situations. I want to provide them an environment that fosters their creativity and learning.

I want my students to come to school and think of it as an escape from their lives outside of school.

To do this, I want to create an environment that they feel comfortable in and that makes them want to come to school everyday. I am hoping to create a library corner that is filled with books and comfortable seating that encourages my students to find joy in reading. Reading is a door into a new world that provides many opportunities. I want my students to experience this.

My Project

These new books and seating will create the opportunity for my students to become super readers. My students will have the opportunity to read everyday for 20mins. This is a way for my students to be exposed to the art of literature.

This is a way for my students to increase their test scores and literacy.

Only about 30% of my students are able to pass their end of year test. The daily reading will expose my students to more words, sentence structures, and texts that will help them improve their test scores. Data shows that the more students read, the better they do on standard tests. I want all of my students to pass their tests. Having access to relevant books and instilling time to read books will dramatically improve their scores.

Ms. Kready
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe 0680561 Stack Chair, Desert Rose Plush Bean Bag, • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
The Mortal Instruments (6 bk set) • AKJ Education $74.78 1 $74.78
The Crossover • AKJ Education $9.38 2 $18.76
The Invention of Hugo Cabret • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $7.99 2 $15.98
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $7.69 2 $15.38
BEBONCOOL RF 2.4GHz Wireless Presenter Remote Presentation USB Control PowerPoint PPT Clicker • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Things They Carried • AKJ Education $11.19 1 $11.19
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Alchemist, The • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Bone #2: The Great Cow Race • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The Maze Runner • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Hatchet • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Speak • AKJ Education $6.14 1 $6.14
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.60 1 $5.60
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.38 1 $5.38
Full Court Pressure • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Poppy • AKJ Education $4.62 1 $4.62

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