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Mrs. Hughes from Fenton MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading-Writing Workshop Literature

Help me give my students the high-quality books they need to engage the Reading-Writing Workshop model this semester.

  • $495 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of supporting three classes of seventh grade students who are reading at various Lexile levels. About one third are quite successful readers who are able to access high level text, but two-thirds read at or below grade level. This is a frustrating, and for some humiliating, experience. Those who read at a fourth or fifth grade level are only a few years away from high school where they will not be able to handle the curriculum if they are unable to comprehend what they read.

This puts some students at risk of not completing a high school education.

In order to address their reading deficit, students need to employ a variety of reading strategies in the context of engaging texts. Some students are working diligently to make up the gap in their reading ability, while others lack personal motivation. I work hard every day to try to engage all of them in developing their reading skills. It is a both a great joy and a great challenge to support these precious students.

My Project

My school district is adopting the Reading-Writing Workshop model for middle school language arts classrooms. This model has thirty years of research behind it, and it has proven to be effective in classrooms all over the world. It enables students to develop reading skills so they can become flexible, resilient readers.

The program is highly effective, but my library is inadequately stocked for this compelling new approach.

I need all kinds of books, but I would like to begin by stocking my shelves with pairs of high-quality fiction and non-fiction books. I need two books for each title because students work with partners. The books I have chosen for this project support students reading below grade level at three different reading levels.

I would ask you to please help me provide for my below grade level readers.

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Brian's Winter • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Cars on Mars • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $6.99 2 $13.98
Stone Soup • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
Hatchet • AKJ Education $6.29 2 $12.58
Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life • AKJ Education $5.84 2 $11.68
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Bridge to Terabithia • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Story and Pictures • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
The Chocolate Touch • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
George Washington's Socks • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Jackie & Me • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
T.J.'s Secret Pitch • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Stone Fox: 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $4.89 2 $9.78
The Indian in the Cupboard • AKJ Education $4.89 2 $9.78
Wild, Wild Wolves • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Who Was Sacagawea? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Abe Lincoln's Hat • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.49 2 $6.98
The Bravest Dog Ever • AKJ Education $3.49 2 $6.98
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82

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