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Mrs. Bernick from Smithfield VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Become Leaders - Part 2

Help me give my students new high-interest books chosen by my students for our classroom library!

  • $379 goal

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My Students

I work with 7th grade special education students from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. All of my students receive special education services in one or all of the following areas: reading decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing. Many of my students have reading, writing, and vocabulary skills that are significantly below grade-level.

My students are often eager to learn new decoding and comprehension skills but need additional resources.

Access to books that are at their reading level and are high interest books are critical to their success. In order to succeed and grow academically, my students need to be in a literature-rich, comfortable environment.

My Project

Students in my classroom are building their reading skills one book at a time. In order to do this, we need more high interest books added to our classroom library. At the beginning of this school year, many of my students stated that they hated to read - all of my students read well below grade level. As we have practiced specific reading skills and have incorporated daily reading into their day, each of my students have grown as readers. Now, my students are engaged in reading and are requesting specific books to read. While this is exciting, my students need access to these books in order to continue reading and growing.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS Book Storage Bin, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack (100450) • Staples Advantage $30.49 1 $30.49
Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Big Nate Flips Out • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Big Nate Goes for Broke • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Jedi Academy • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Ghosts • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Sisters • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate What Could Possibly Go Wrong? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate: Here Goes Nothing • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Dog Man Unleashed (Dog Man #2) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Trick or Trap (Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #3) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Boy of Their Dreams • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Too Late • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
It Is Not a Date • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Best Week Ever • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Easy Way • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
One Date Too Many • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Worst Year Ever • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Very Good Year • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Someone To Count On • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
One More Chance • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Back-Up Quarterback • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Don't Blame Me • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Right Kind of Win • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Babymouse #3: Beach Babe • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #4: Rock Star • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Just Be Yourself • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People (Captain Underpants #8) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Women (Captain Underpants #5) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Vs. the Naughty Nightcrawlers from Neptune • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Michael Jackson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Battle of the Super Heroes! • AKJ Education $3.56 1 $3.56

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