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Mrs. Schmittauer from Westerville OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Adventures to Engage Reluctant Readers

Help me give my students books so they can get excited about reading! We are trying to add to our library of older book titles by increasing a variety of graphic novels, informational books, and requested authors.

  • $417 goal

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My Students

Our community is filled with a highly diverse number of families. Over 20 languages are represented at our kindergarten through 6th grade students. Our staff is all very child centered and provide rigorous academic experiences, in a safe caring environment. Our goal for our students is to provide them learning experiences to prepare them for college, career, and life. We want them to be happy, healthy, and confident. Our students need more movement and cooperative learning experiences. Teachers emphasize learning experiences involving reading, writing, and speaking as well as understanding the world around us.

My Project

Supplying new books to a library media center can spark reluctant readers, especially in grades 4th and 5th. Graphic novels and fun fact books as well as including requested authors can help students gain an appreciation for reading books. Increasing the number of books per school year has been a focus for our students. The books selected were chosen by 5th grade students who have not been checking books out of the library media center. Our hope is that it will improve their reading abilities and competencies. If students are excited to read new books, they will increase the amount of time they read.

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This project will reach 450 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Worst Witch Complete Adventures 7 books box set • Amazon Business $39.43 1 $39.43
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $38.69 1 $38.69
The Truth About Stacey (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $22.10 1 $22.10
Weird But True Christmas: 300 Festive Facts to Light Up the Holidays • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
Weird But True Animals • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Weird But True Gross: 300 Slimy, Sticky, and Smelly Facts • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
Ye Olde Weird But True: 300 Outrageous Facts from History • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
What Is The Super Bowl? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (What Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Was D-Day? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Was The Great Depression? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Was The Alamo? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Is The World Series? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (What Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Was The Gold Rush? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Were The Twin Towers? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (What Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
The Red Pyramid (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Kane Chronicles Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Kristy's Great Idea (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (The Baby-sitters Club) • Amazon Business $6.04 2 $12.08
Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24

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