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Mrs. May from Columbia SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

RAD Book Club

Help me give my students awesome books, like "Why Am I Here?" and "Awesome Dawson", to use during our after-school reading club.

  • $761 goal

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My Students

My students are a great cross-section of our suburban environment. I have many ethnic groups and several nationalities in my classroom. We have an above average low-income status with many in my class living in single-parent family homes.

About half of my boys qualify for reading services such as resource, tier 2 pull-out, and tier push-in.

I incorporate flexible seating to allow movement while learning and working.

All of my students have access to 1:1 technology with Chromebooks provided by our school district. I supply headphones for those who cannot afford them and I also keep a few pairs available as replacements.

My Project

Reading and Discussing Book Club (RAD) is an after-school book club for my struggling boy readers in 3rd grade, with books featuring multicultural males, solving problems, persevering, and social issues.

RAD Book Club will build confidence in reading and responding skills for my 3rd-grade boys by focusing on a book a week to read and discuss in a safe non-threatening small group of peers.

"Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh" is a great book that will help students build their fluency and reinforce science content of landforms. " Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut" is a book that connects with boys' experiences and draws them into the joys of reading through personal connections.

Having a weekly literature discussion after each reading will build confidence in the boys by expressing their opinions, connections, and thoughts. Also, boys will get to keep these high-quality and thought provoking books to read again with their families and build their own home library.

Mrs. May
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Why Am I Here? • Amazon Business $16.26 6 $97.56
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $13.90 6 $83.40
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 6 $75.36
Awesome Dawson • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94
Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh • Amazon Business $10.48 6 $62.88
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 6 $53.94
Octopus Escapes Again! • Amazon Business $8.06 6 $48.36
Galimoto (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.40 6 $32.40

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