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Ms. Borseth from West Valley City UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read My Way to Freedom

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn about the individuals who have improved our lives with their lives, to share the passion of reading novels and discovering all the places and experiences one can through books.

  • $430 goal

This project expired on June 20, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is nestled in the outskirts of Salt Lake City. We have a large number of refugees, ESL/ELL learners, as well as a high mobility rate. Keeping up with the latest learning methods, keeping these children on task, and interested is a rewarding and full time job. I teach three different grade levels, focusing on math, reading, and writing skills for those who have the most gains to make.

They discover all the wonder of the world through reading.

I am trying to get a classroom library for interconnecting science and history. By having these books, I will be able to connect their current science, history, math concept with reading. I feel it is still vital to read to them as well as for them to read. Novels based on real events help children grasp reality better. Children are surrounded by technology and I greatly want to increase their love of reading. Give them the gift of traveling through worlds in words.

My Project

These books will enhance the learning environment classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy-I read to them from novels daily, and use literature to enrich math, science, and history. With our high ESL school, reading independently is vital, these "Who Is/What Was" books are easy enough to read, comprehend, as well as learn from. Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students and the curriculum in mind.

With these new books, my students will be able to improve their reading independently, gain in knowledge with their academic lessons, as well as gain long-term knowledge.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word as well as develop a passion with reading.

Ms. Borseth
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 875 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $40.17 1 $40.17
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Am David • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lord of the Flies • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Hachiko Waits: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Joan of Arc? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sally Ride? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Milton Hershey? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is R. L. Stine? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Oprah Winfrey? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Stephen Hawking? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Vietnam War? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Ellis Island? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91
Who Was Gandhi? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Nikola Tesla? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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