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Ms. Chrisman from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Like a Rock Star

My students need access to high-interest books. Graphic novels, the first book in a new series to read or a new author, can be a lifeline for struggling readers.

  • $482 goal

This project expired on December 22, 2018.

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My Students

My 6th-grade students are inquisitive, thoughtful and full of questions. They arrive at our Middle School in their first year out of elementary school. The experience can be overwhelming. My school works hard to create a welcoming environment for our diverse population.

Among my students, there are 10 or more native dialects spoken.

This global population comes from a variety of countries and cultures.

My students in Oregon are a part of a newly adopted reading and writing workshop. This program gives students the opportunity to read literature that represents and honors the richness of the culture in my class. Students love seeing books with stories about places, customs, problems that celebrate and reflect them. They beam with joy when I am able to provide them with new books. It is most rewarding when I see my students sharing book suggestions and using stories as a medium to start conversations with each other. Or as the basis to discuss different countries and cultures.

My Project

In order for students to grow as readers and claim rock star status, they not only need access to amazing books they need a space that is inviting. Lamps will provide lighting and a general calming effect for students to settle into their books. When the lights are dimmed it gives students permission to escape, a path to reading.

Books that engage struggling readers are so important.

Struggling readers will often pick up a comic book because the pictures and visuals are less intimidating than a typical book. Specifically, graphic novels, wordless books and first in series books are excellent ways to help a struggling reader to find success. With these resources funded by generous donors, every student can read like a rock star.

Ms. Chrisman
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 103 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Simple Designs Incandescent Etagere Floor Lamp, Black (LF1014-BLK) • $44.99 1 $44.99
Simple Designs Incandescent Table Lamp Set, Grey (LT2007-GRY-2PK) • $26.99 1 $26.99
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $21.79 1 $21.79
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
El Deafo • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (The Secrets of Droon, Book 1) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Zoom (Viking Kestrel picture books) • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Journey • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Return • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Red Book (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Nameless One: First Book of Cade (Edge Chronicles) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Swing It, Sunny • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Lion & the Mouse • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
The Fantastic Flatulent Fart Brothers' Big Book of Farty Facts: An Illustrated Guide to the Science, History, and Art of Farting (Humorous reference ... Fart Brothers’ Fun Facts) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
Tuesday • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Revenge of the Dragon Lady (Dragon Slayers' Academy 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The New Kid at School (Dragon Slayers' Academy, No. 1) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

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