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Mrs. Cooper from Lorain OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Can Change Lives

Help me give my students great literature and a love of reading. I am asking for relevant books that are popular among teens.

  • $330 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school. This means that a large portion of students are economically disadvantaged. Our school does not have a lot of funding set aside for new and relevant books. This is a critical age where a lot of students have lost a love of reading, even though they are they still enjoy being read to. As 8th graders and the oldest in the school, they explored our small school library for many years and no longer find it a magical place.

"Children are great imitators, So give them something great to imitate."- Anonymous.

My students are bright, funny, and inquisitive. They have so much potential, and I am honored to teach this wonderful group of young adults.

My Project

Many of my students, being the teens they are, do not love reading. I want to to entice my reluctant readers to pick up a book. Our school library often does not have the newer young adult books, the books students are relating to and talking about. I plan to use the books to enhance my classroom library and peak the interest of my students. Some of these books will be read aloud, while others will be book talked to gain interest for independent reading.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies the man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R.

Martin. I want my students to live a thousand lives. Most of my students are economically disadvantaged and a great book can take them places they may never go otherwise. I want to grow a love of reading with the young adults I teach.

If I can get my reluctant readers to love at least one book, it could be the gateway to reading more. Growing a love of reading is important because reading has the ability to change your life. I don't want reading to be a chore, I want it to be something looked forward to.

Mrs. Cooper
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
On the Come Up • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $13.29 1 $13.29
We Were Liars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hey, Kiddo • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Crossover • AKJ Education $9.38 1 $9.38
Awkward • AKJ Education $8.03 1 $8.03
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Lies: A Gone Novel • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Plague: A Gone Novel • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Hunger: A Gone Novel • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Gone • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book Two) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Extreme Weather! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Aztec Sacrifice • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Chicago Gangster! Some Dangerous Characters You'd Better Avoid • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Titanic! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be on the First Flying Machine! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be Sir Isaac Newton! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a World War II Pilot! Air Battles You Might Not Survive • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Railroad! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pirate's Prisoner! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Medieval Knight! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be Sick in the 16th Century! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pony Express Rider! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26

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