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Ms. True from Meriden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Rocks!

My students need chapter books and StoryWorks for their reading groups and literature circles.

  • $898 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a variety of learners in my classroom. My goal is for each student to achieve his/her academic goals. One way to achieve this goal is through literature. I want students to love reading!

Reading will open doors for them for the rest of their lives.

My students have a variety of different interests and life experiences which make them so unique. Exposure to literature will allow them to experience new cultures, points of view, and insight into life events. I want to draw on their strengths and help them become the best versions of themselves. What I love about my students is that I can learn a lot from them as well!

My Project

Over my 20 year teaching career I have worked on creating a vast library of reading group book sets. The sets include all types of literature and expose students to historical events, human and animal relationships as well as relatable life experiences. I have also utilized the Story Works magazine to engage students in current events and high interest fiction and non-fiction.

Two weeks before the start of the school year, there was an electrical fire in my classroom.

I lost every single book and StoryWorks magazine. The new school year has started with empty book shelves. I want my current students to have access to all of the wonderful literature I have grown to love.

These book sets and Story Works will allow students to access all types of literature. Reading groups and literature circles promote student discourse and critical thinking skills in addition to developing a strong sense of self and empathy all while creating life long readers.

Ms. True
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storyworks, Grades 4 - 6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 6 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 4–6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.25 20 $165.00
The Breadwinner • Amazon Business $9.08 8 $72.64
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $8.99 8 $71.92
Kensuke's Kingdom • Amazon Business $6.99 8 $55.92
Wringer (Trophy Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.99 8 $55.92
A Dog's Way Home • Amazon Business $6.74 8 $53.92
The Young Man and the Sea • Amazon Business $6.29 8 $50.32
Dear Mr. Henshaw • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
Maniac Magee • Amazon Business $5.59 8 $44.72
Pie • Amazon Business $4.99 8 $39.92

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