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Ms. Boarman from Martinsburg WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Believing!

Help me give my students books that are at their independent reading levels.

  • $530 goal

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My Students

I teach at a middle school in a small city of West Virginia. My school has become my teaching "home", and there's no place I would rather teach. In addition, my middle school is one of the most diverse schools in the state, as well as a school with a low socioeconomic background.

A memorable quote that comes to mind for me when I think of my students is, "Everyone's a reader...some just haven't found their favorite book yet." I teach special education, self-contained reading and language arts to 7th and 8th grade students with a specific learning disability in reading.

I truly enjoy working with my students every day. When my students come to me, their love for reading is not evident, nor is their confidence. Reading is an everyday struggle for them, and it is my goal to change that. I want them to discover their love for reading, and I want to show each of my students that I believe in them tremendously.

My Project

I teach 7th and 8th grade special education, self-contained reading and language arts. I have small groups of students in each class. Each class is 90 minutes long, and it gives me a lot of time to spend with my students. I get to know each one personally throughout that time, and it only motivates me more to do the best that I can for them.

I want my students to experience the love of reading.

To begin class every day, we read independently. During this time, I conference with students independently. I want to hear their fluency and have a conversation with them about their books. Most importantly, I want them to know that I am interested in their reading lives. My students deserve to have relevant, interesting books.

Unfortunately, my library does not best meet my students' needs at this point. I want them to have access to as many wonderful books as possible, as well as them being on their independent reading level. My students' independent reading levels range from 2nd-6th grade, and this is often a trigger for their low confidence in reading. I have seen my students interested in books such as the "I Survived", "Harry Potter", and definitely the "Goosebumps" series; it's disheartening not to be able to have these books accessible to my students. I am asking for eight different boxed sets of series books including The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix, and the 39 Clues Complete Boxed Set.

I want them to love their independent reading time, look forward to it every day, and above all, grow a love for reading.

Ms. Boarman
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 15 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket 13 Books Collection Pack Set (Includes the Bad Beginning, the Reptile Room, the Wide Window, the Miserable Mill, the Austere Academy, the Grim Grotto, the Penultimate Peril, the End) • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $80.96 1 $80.96
The 39 Clues Complete Boxed Set 1-11 and Digital Cards • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
Goosebumps Horrorland Collection By R L Stine 18 Books Collection Set Pack • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $33.09 1 $33.09
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $32.26 1 $32.26
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38

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