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Mrs. Allen from Athens TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is FUNdamental: Inspiring the Love of Reading!

Help me give my students books, books, and books. A variety of chapter books will inspire the love of reading for middle school students.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

“Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.” - Roy T. Bennett

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my middle school students (6th grade - 8th grade) are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom.

My students are at a hard age, an age that can make or break their desire to learn. Despite the many challenges they face, I am striving to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences that unlock their vast array of strengths and talents.

My Project

My students will embark on in-depth novel studies with a partner or in groups. Students will self-select their chapter book and their partner or group book club. The amazing books selected on my list will lend themselves to a vast array of reading lessons that will engage students at an age that sometimes seems almost impossible. The chapter books will not only push and develop their reading skills but will, hopefully, also push and help them develop strong values of self-respect and respecting others.

I am hopeful to inspire each of my learners to continue on a path of academic excellence and social responsibility excellence.

Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you very much!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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This project will reach 220 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.79 10 $57.90
Liberty Imports 12 Pack - Large Emoji Plush Pillows, 13 Inches (32 cm) Jumbo Stuffed Cushion Pillows Bulk Bundle Set (1 Dozen) • Amazon Business $48.95 1 $48.95
Urban Shop Oversized Saucer Chair, Black • Amazon Business $44.98 1 $44.98
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 4 $31.56
Refugee • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Fever 1793 • Amazon Business $7.19 3 $21.57
Greenglass House • Amazon Business $6.79 3 $20.37
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life • Amazon Business $6.54 3 $19.62
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.79 2 $19.58
The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $5.98 3 $17.94
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.66 2 $17.32
A Night Divided (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $5.59 3 $16.77
Restart • Amazon Business $5.59 3 $16.77
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 3 $16.77
One Came Home • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
York: The Shadow Cipher • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98

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