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Ms. Briner from Santa Rosa CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready the Reading Shelves

Help me give my students more books to choose from for quiet reading time.

  • $200 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of 165 7th graders who came from about 10 different elementary schools in the area. They are a wonderful mix of 12-13 year olds from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

Since I am a science teacher, I like to find books related to my field that might spark the reader's interest for a moment or a lifetime.

In addition to technology, students need reference books and quality reading material that is varied and accessible. Some studies show that students learn more deeply when they use print resources as compared to accessing material on a screen.

My Project

Many students like to be able to flip through pages, getting an general idea of a book's content. Others get hooked in and keep coming back to a certain book when they have free time. After distance learning ends, perhaps even more will be drawn to the delight of exploring through books.

It is always nice to have a wide selection of books available for students to browse through or borrow during quiet study/ reading times.

My classroom library is one way to offer learning opportunities for students' unique interests.

Ms. Briner
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Snail with the Right Heart: A True Story • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees--W: Western Region (National Audubon Society Field Guides) • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Cry, Heart, But Never Break • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Birding 101: A Folding Pocket Guide for Beginning Birders (Wildlife and Nature Identification) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Knots: A Folding Pocket Guide to Purposeful Knots (Outdoor Skills and Preparedness) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Waterfowl: A Field Guide to Native North American Species (Wildlife and Nature Identification) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Reptiles & Amphibians: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Species (Wildlife and Nature Identification) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
California Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Wildlife and Nature Identification) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

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