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Mrs. L. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Exercise for the Brain....Let's Get Moving...

My students need to novels to have access to great literature at their fingertips.

  • $711 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are middle school students in grades 6-8 who are learning to discover a passion for reading. 97% of my students receive SNAP benefits and come from a low

socioeconomic environment.

My students have been introduced to many fantastic authors that they can relate to and I want to enhance their little light and help it shine brighter.

My students are very vocal about issues they face in their community. I believe reading will be an opportunity for my children to escape, if only for a while.

My Project

These novels will make a difference in my students' learning and improve their lives by giving them access to great literature. The novels chosen are great examples of dynamic characters, awesome plots, and most of all great themes. Students have the opportunity to read stories similar to their lives, which will help their enduring understanding of how literature can save their lives.

Reading fascinating text in a variety of genres is a privilege all students deserve.

Exercising the mind by reading great literature will assist students' in their learning. Practice reading skills and strategies will help them better understand what they read. Students can build the home connection of finding a particular issue in the story to focus on and make connections between the story and his/her personal experiences and knowledge.

Mrs. L.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.68 5 $58.40
Alchemist, The • AKJ Education $10.18 5 $50.90
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.18 5 $50.90
To Kill a Mockingbird • AKJ Education $8.98 5 $44.90
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.29 5 $36.45
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 5 $32.80
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 5 $32.80
Shiloh • AKJ Education $6.28 5 $31.40
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.80 5 $29.00
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 5 $28.40
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.48 5 $27.40
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50

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