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Mrs. Rados
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Read To Succeed

My students need high interest books such as Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and Just Another Hero to foster a love for reading.

My Students

The biggest challenge I face with my middle schoolers is providing enough high interest books to really grab them, engage them, and teach them a love for reading.

I teach English Language Arts to all of our 6th, 7th & 8th grade students at my school.

We are a multilingual school and I am also the TESOL teacher (teacher of english to speakers of other languages). Many of my students are second language learners. We have a wide range of reading abilities and the best way I have found to bridge that gap is to have a classroom library that has enough high interest books to grab their attention and engage them. My students face many challenges and many do not have access to go to the library so I try to make sure that I have materials available to them in my own classroom.

My Project

My students need high interest books such as Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and Just Another Hero to foster a love for reading. Through this grant, I will have the ability to put new high interest books of varying reading levels on my classroom library shelves. This will excite my students and help them to foster a love for reading. The more they read the more they will succeed. This will also help my English Language Learners to expand their vocabulary and build their knowledge of the English Language in a way that is at their own pace and interest level.

While I try to provide as many books as I can, trying to provide enough books for three grade levels can be challenging.

This grant will allow my students to really have choices to check out books that they want to read and that will grab their attention, engage their imaginations, and help them to be better readers!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-7 + DIY + Journal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) • Amazon $70.62 1 $70.62
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3): Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • Amazon $30.49 1 $30.49
Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary • Amazon $27.46 1 $27.46
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon $25.82 1 $25.82
The The Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set: Paperback Classic Collection • Amazon $23.38 1 $23.38
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) • Amazon $9.81 2 $19.62
The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5) • Amazon $18.12 1 $18.12
Panic • Amazon $8.99 2 $17.98
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon $12.83 1 $12.83
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon • Amazon $12.82 1 $12.82
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books Boxed Set • Amazon $12.22 1 $12.22
Monster • Amazon $5.64 2 $11.28
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon $11.24 1 $11.24
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) • Amazon $10.99 1 $10.99
A Guide for Using Walk Two Moons in the Classroom (Literature Units) • Amazon $9.49 1 $9.49
Game • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix • Amazon $8.93 1 $8.93
Copper Sun • Amazon $8.86 1 $8.86
Scorpions • Amazon $7.87 1 $7.87
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) • Amazon $7.86 1 $7.86
The Skin I'm In • Amazon $7.81 1 $7.81
Slam! • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Romiette and Julio • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
November Blues (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Just Another Hero (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Battle of Jericho (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Money Hungry (new cover) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Bang! • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Hoops • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) • Amazon $6.59 1 $6.59
Out of My Mind • Amazon $6.24 1 $6.24
Nuclear Jellyfish of New Jersey (American Chillers) • Amazon $5.80 1 $5.80
The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book #15: Voyage to the Volcano • Amazon $4.20 1 $4.20
Twister Trouble (The Magic School Bus Chapter Book, No. 5) • Amazon $4.08 1 $4.08
Dinosaur Detectives (The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book #9) • Amazon $4.08 1 $4.08
The Search for the Missing Bones (The Magic School Bus Chapter Book, No. 2) • Amazon $4.08 1 $4.08

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