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Mrs. Zenon from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Fundamental

My students need access to a variety of literature, classics and reading materials in order to perform well in state exams and develop a love for reading.

  • $631 goal

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My Students

My school is a predominately low-income school in the Bronx, NY. In addition to my monolingual students, we've had an influx of English Language Learners from Hispanic and African countries. All of my students have 1 thing in common though: they are warriors. In addition to being low-income, many are foster children, and some live in shelters.

Although we've created a nurturing, safe and professional environment to help our scholars achieve educational, social and emotional stability, we need resources.

We need a library to help increase reading scores, help ELLs assimilate to a new culture, while developing a love for reading. Books can do this by transporting students to places and sparking their imaginations.

My students all read at different levels so my goal is to have a broad spectrum of books and magazines to meet their individual needs. By exposing them to quality literature and interesting informational selections I hope to instill in all my students the love of lifelong reading and learning.

My Project

The few books we have are ripped, written in, and do not prepare our students to ante up their education. These selections will enhance literacy instruction and help my ELLs with their speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing. I anticipate a classroom library where my students will not only read independently, but also at their leisure! All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. I always assess my students' reading levels in September, and by receiving these donations, I envision my students choosing books or magazines that are current and that will actually help them academically.

One more thing that just enthuse me is that my students will actually be able to choose books that intrigues them.

Reading is fundamental, and by having access to interesting books, my students will develop into stronger readers. My students have worked quite hard their first year in this country, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 6 Favorites • AKJ Education $73.97 1 $73.97
NEW! TIME Edge for Grades 6+ - Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $6.74 10 $67.40
Treasure Island • AKJ Education $21.86 2 $43.72
The Swiss Family Robinson • AKJ Education $21.16 2 $42.32
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $18.25 2 $36.50
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Artemis Fowl • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
National Geographic Readers (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.40 1 $22.40
Where the Red Fern Grows • AKJ Education $21.86 1 $21.86
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.68 2 $15.36
Charlotte's Web (full color) (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
The Hobbit • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Esperanza Rising Student Pack SP787X • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Night • AKJ Education $5.89 1 $5.89
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Buddha Boy • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Gladiators & the Story of the Colosseum • AKJ Education $1.75 2 $3.50
Dove Song • AKJ Education $1.00 2 $2.00
Light & Sound • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Rain Forests • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Weather Experiments • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
The Weather • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Whales • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

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