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Mr. Yarn from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Reluctant Readers

Help me give my students Diary of a Wimpy Kid and other high interest, low readability books to encourage them to read!

  • $983 goal

This project expired on April 19, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Showing a student their potential at the most difficult time could be a turning point in their academic career. Help students receive basic tools that are essential to their education.

My students are from diverse cultures and difficulties with so much energy and potential.

They are in a learning environment where agriculture technology and science are the foundation for education. In this environment they focus on high-level skill development and gaining academic skills proficiency. The student's are introduced to urban agriculture courses that cover veterinary science; landscape and design; urban gardening/horticulture; aquaponics; greenhouse techniques; and food science.

My Project

Because I am a freshmen special education teacher, I often work with students who are below level in reading and therefore "hate" reading.

While they express hatred toward reading, it is simply that they haven't yet found a book that matches their interests.

To help with this, I am requesting various high interest, low readability books for my students to read during their choice reading time in class. This means that the books are interesting and about topics relevant to them, but written at a lower level (instead of them having to read early elementary books and feel embarrassed).

These books will be available for them in our classroom library and I will help guide students to read books that I feel that they will enjoy. Once they find books they can get into, I will no longer hear about how much they "hate" reading.

Mr. Yarn
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (114 books) • AKJ Education $162.24 1 $162.24
Sports Illustrated Kids (18 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $96.84 1 $96.84
Bone (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $87.48 1 $87.48
Grade 6 High Interest, Low Readability • AKJ Education $86.24 1 $86.24
Urban Underground (10 bk set) • AKJ Education $74.45 1 $74.45
Grade 8 High Interest, Low Readability • AKJ Education $73.13 1 $73.13
Captain Underpants (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 2 $71.72
Grade 7 High Interest, Low Readability • AKJ Education $67.28 1 $67.28
Stone Rabbit (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.15 1 $26.15
Bluford Series (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $26.00 1 $26.00
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Un • AKJ Education $21.88 1 $21.88

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