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Ms. McIntyre from Elgin OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading 4 Pleasure: We Read Because We Love To

My students need 25 high interest young adult novels to read in our "reading only" class.

  • $373 goal

This project expired on February 9, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Can you imagine having an whole hour just to read? That is what we do in Reading 4 Pleasure. My students find books they love and they get comfy and read! We need lots of interesting books around so all students can find books they love to read and keep reading for the rest of their lives.

My Reading 4 Pleasure students attend a public high school in a small Oklahoma community.

They are in grades 9-12 and there is a pretty even mix of boys and girls. About half of the students who enroll are already readers, but the rest need help finding a book they love, so they will, too, become "readers." Students are often placed in this class when they have low reading scores and have not passed our state's mandated tests. These students are skeptical when they enroll, but my challenge is to win them over. Many of the students in our school don't read outside of school so the Reading 4 Pleasure class gives them a time and quiet place to fit in reading.

My Project

I asked students to make a list of the books they'd like to see on the shelves in the classroom, and I used that as a guide to choose titles. I wanted them to have input so they would feel a sense of excitement about the books and feel ownership of the class. I have mix of students- some who read and some who don't, so I want to have as many books as possible to appeal to everyone. These books will allow my students to have a lot of choices when browsing and increase the chances that they find a book they can't put down. Reading is one of the most important activities for academic success and I want all of my students to be successful and become lifelong readers.

Reading is so important to academic success.

Reading for fun raises ACT scores, increases vocabulary and reading speed, making it one of the most important activities a person can engage in. Most of the teenagers I come across don't have time to read outside of school and don't read for fun. My quest is to change all of that by offering as many high interest books as possible.

Ms. McIntyre
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fallout Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $9.73 1 $9.73
Torment Lauren Kate • Barnes and Noble $9.22 1 $9.22
Crescendo Becca Fitzpatrick • Barnes and Noble $9.73 1 $9.73
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices Series #1) Cassandra Clare • Barnes and Noble $11.10 1 $11.10
Incarceron Catherine Fisher • Barnes and Noble $9.99 1 $9.99
Halo Alexandra Adornetto • Barnes and Noble $9.43 1 $9.43
Radiance Alyson Noel • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Passage Justin Cronin • Barnes and Noble $14.10 1 $14.10
Beautiful Darkness Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl • Barnes and Noble $9.22 1 $9.22
I Shall Wear Midnight Terry Pratchett • Barnes and Noble $10.88 1 $10.88
The Scorch Trials James Dashner • Barnes and Noble $11.53 1 $11.53
The Gift (Witch and Wizard Series #2) James Patterson, Ned Rust • Barnes and Noble $11.53 1 $11.53
Reckless (Reckless Series #1) Cornelia Funke, Cornelia Funke (Illustrator), Oliver Latsch (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
The Replacement Brenna Yovanoff • Barnes and Noble $11.53 1 $11.53
Sapphique Catherine Fisher • Barnes and Noble $11.53 1 $11.53
Hush, Hush Becca Fitzpatrick • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Unseen Academicals Terry Pratchett • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Personal Demons Lisa Desrochers • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Virals Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs • Barnes and Noble $11.53 1 $11.53
If I Stay Gayle Forman • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Forget You Jennifer Echols • Barnes and Noble $7.52 1 $7.52
Before I Fall Lauren Oliver • Barnes and Noble $9.99 1 $9.99
The Haunted Jessica Verday • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Something Like Fate Susane Colasanti • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
The Cardturner: A Novel about Imperfect Partners and Infinite Possibilities Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30

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