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Ms. Berry from Carbondale CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Problem Solving Through Reading Mysteries!

My students need mystery books! Many of my middle schoolers are asking to read more books that are about mysteries and solving crimes!

  • $344 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come into my classroom everyday hoping to learn, be inspired and have fun. Just your typical middle schoolers! Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with over 70% who receive free or reduced lunch. Therefore, most of our students come to school with minimal supplies for school.

Our school is a rural public school with two resort towns on both ends of our valley, with about 350 students total.

Our students also speak at least two different languages, English and Spanish are the most common.

My Project

So many middle school students are seeking a good book where the main character is entangled in a mystery and needs to solve it in order to stay alive!

Mystery books can hook in a seventh grader with interesting conflicts and characters.

This genre is not a typical choice for this age group of students, but once they are introduced to it, look out, because they are hooked!

My higher readers are always big fans of reading a great mystery and trying to outthink the villain. This genre can be a challenge to those students who can read at a higher level!

Ms. Berry
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonderstruck (Schneider Family Book Award - Middle School Winner) • Amazon Business $20.36 1 $20.36
Ghosts of Greenglass House • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
The Problim Children • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Ambrose Deception • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library) • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Masterminds: Payback • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Left-Handed Fate • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Michael Vey 3: Battle of the Ampere • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
Michael Vey 2: Rise of the Elgen • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Greenglass House • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Masterminds • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
The Secret of Rover • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
To Catch a Killer: A Novel (Erin Blake) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Black Ice (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins) • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
The Secret Keepers • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
The Mysterious Benedict Society • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rebel Fire (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Masterminds: Criminal Destiny • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins) • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
The Girl from Felony Bay (Felony Bay Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98

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