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Ms. D. from Wilmington DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading More Responsibly, With More Enthusiasm, and Just More!

My students need more books to learn to read more deeply, read with more enthusiasm, read more responsibly, and actually to just read more.

  • $282 goal

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My Students

My sixth graders are going through a very tough transition year, the transition from elementary school to middle school. From the same classroom all day long, to a new class every 90 minutes. Lockers, no recess, and lengthy projects are among several of the new middle school challenges. Not to mention, these students are also learning how to succeed with a disability.

The students in my classroom are students with learning, emotional disabilities, and other health impairments.

Many of them have experienced trauma in their lives and have difficulty coming to school. Our classes serve students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder, and specific learning disabilities. The typical student in my class reads at a third grade level, and many struggle with math fact fluency. My students also need motor movement opportunities to help them focus.

My Project

My students need opportunities to learn to love reading. Many of my special education students read below grade level, and consequently, reading has become a deterrent activity for them. I want to provide my students with a classroom library, consisting of books that are instructionally appropriate but also interest-based.

When students learn to love reading, they will learn to read for more than just retelling information.

They will learn to react to the text. They will learn that they have a responsibility to the text. They will learn that reading can be fun. They will learn that reading a book can be more adventurous and exciting than playing a video game. They will learn the feeling of accomplishment when you turn the last page of a chapter book.

Reading is a life skill that unfortunately has become a chore for my students. With these books, I can provide my students with an opportunity to learn to love reading again.

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

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $29.79 1 $29.79
I Hate Reading: How To Get Through 20 Minutes Of Reading Without Really Reading • Amazon Business $19.92 1 $19.92
Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3: Epic Zero Collection • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Rules • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Black Panther The Young Prince (Marvel Black Panther) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Crossover • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Booked • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Diary of Janie Ray: Books 1-5! • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
3: Trapped in a Video Game: Book Three (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Trapped in a Video Game: Book Two (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
1: Trapped in a Video Game: Book One (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
One for the Murphys • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Saving Mr. Terupt • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mr. Terupt Falls Again • Amazon Business $7.01 1 $7.01

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