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Mrs. Shaffer from Poland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Books and Be Happy

My students need high-interest independent reading that will allow them to continue to develop their passion for reading!

  • $290 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from middle-class suburbia. We're located in a small town in northeast Ohio where Friday nights mean walking to the local cafe after school to enjoy a chocolate chip cookie and football. It's a town steeped in tradition, and our kids attend school in the same building that William McKinley graduated from and Ida Tarbell taught in.

Our buildings are (literally) historical markers.

And while this is amazing, it is often not conducive to learning and playing sports in 2017. Our athletes and students are adaptive and embrace the uniqueness of our school.

My Project

Each year I have the same goal-to charm students into reading. A big part of this process is replenishing my classroom library to get my students to read because they love it. Not because they have to. Students have choice in my room, and I believe my students have fallen in love with reading because of their parents' encouragement and this free-choice reading environment. My eighth graders thrive in this environment but are stifled but need more books!

Like Gary Paulsen said, "The most, MOST important thing is to read.Read all the time; read when they tell you not to read, what they tell you not to read, read with a flashlight under the covers, read on the bus, standing on a corner, waiting for a friend, in the waiting room.

Read every minute you can. READ LIKE A WOLF EATS! Each book has the potential to turn a student on to reading. These books, while many are not released yet, are books that are on our class request list. Students provide me with a list of books they want to me to purchase. Adding this selection of books will help encourage reading for the love of reading.

Mrs. Shaffer
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 400 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Genesis (Project Nemesis) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
A Beautiful Ghetto • Amazon Business $18.32 1 $18.32
Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Relative Strangers • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
For Every One • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix (Food Heroes) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends (Animals) • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
After the Shot Drops • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
I Have Lost My Way • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Harlem Charade • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Rebound • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48

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