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Mrs. Hicks from Davison MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Gonna Read

Help me give my students 29 diverse books to add to our classroom library.

  • $356 goal

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My Students

My building is unique in that it brings all the fifth and sixth graders together in the district. They come together from 4 different elementary schools. Nearly 50% of the students in my school receive free or reduced-cost lunch. They come from a variety of households with some living in single-parent homes or with grandparents.

They all contribute to our classroom with their unique personalities and strengths.

My goal is to create an environment where students are excited to learn and see themselves as readers and writers.

My Project

A good book can take us to new and exciting places. They allow us to travel to far away lands and have super powers. Books give us a way to learn about new things or learn that we are not alone in our life struggles. And they can provide us with many different learning opportunities.

Book choice is crucial to help students develop a love of reading.

Many of my sixth graders enter my room hating to read. Many struggle as readers and do not think they can become successful readers. Providing them with a variety of books at different levels helps me as a teacher to show them that reading can be enjoyable. Most of my students reading time is spent in self-selected books. Having a large variety of books allows me to help students find their just right books. During the year, they find authors they love and wait impatiently for the next book in a series. We also use these books as models of what writers do. Many times students create stories of their own based on the books they have read. We often look in our independent books for examples of great words, details, and sentences. There is no better writing model than other writers.

I love sharing my love of reading with my students. I read the same books as they do and am always thinking of who might love a book as I read it. These books will give me new books to share with my sixth graders. They have grown so much already as readers. I cannot wait to see how much more they accomplish between now and the end of the year.

Mrs. Hicks
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 62 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $38.96 1 $38.96
Black Brother, Black Brother • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Deceiver's Heart (The Traitor's Game, Book 2) • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
The Kingdom of Back • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Spy School British Invasion • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
The Warrior's Curse (The Traitor's Game, Book 3) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Raymie Nightingale • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Pretend She's Here • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Blended • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Louisiana's Way Home • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century (Scholastic Focus) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Beverly, Right Here • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Year in the Middle • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Just Under the Clouds • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Swing (Blink) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Undrowned • Amazon Business $6.82 1 $6.82
Finding Langston • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, Book One) (1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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