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Ms. Klawien from Shorewood WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Real Life Read

Help me give my students a variety of books to read, in which they can learn, as well as possibly see them selves in through the conflicts and topics discussed.

  • $596 goal

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My Students

My students are creative and energetic when it comes to school. Many of my students have needs that can met though sensory input as well as needed energy output in order to best participate with their peers. My students, like all students, enjoy having a place where they can feel safe and heard within their schooling environment. I also feel it is important for them to see and think about themselves as a part of their classes as well as through the literature and information we present. These students help me learn just as much as I like to help them learn each day.

It is imperative these students have options, as well as the resources they need to feel and be successful throughout their school day.

My Project

This project has been something I have wanted to do for a period of time due to changing positions. I want all of my students to find a love for reading, and I believe that this begins with allowing them to find books that they want to read. Something I also find important, is for my students to have access to texts in which they can imagine themselves, empathize with the characters, and live within the text they are reading.

Some of the texts I am requesting were specifically asked for by students because they could tell they could relate to them, like "Dear Martin" and "The Hate U Give".

There have also been students who have asked for more texts, and have expressed interest in texts in which have students with similar schooling experiences as them like "A Child Called It," "Educated: A Memoir," and "Autobiography of a Face." There are then other students who have expressed interest in learning about history, but through historical fiction texts like "Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust," "The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club," and "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban." Other books that were chosen were because of recommendations from other teachers, such as "Little Fires Everywhere," and "Less: A Novel."

Through having a variety of students I want to make sure I also have a variety of books. Think of the texts that you have fallen in love with in the past, and there are usually texts that you have interest in because of being able to understand the characters and the topics. My students do not always get that due to the variety of experiences they bring.

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Little Fires Everywhere • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
Turtles All the Way Down (Random House Large Print) • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Lies You Never Told Me • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
The Running Dream • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Stand By Me: The uplifting and heartbreaking best seller you need to read this year • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Extraordinary Means • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Dead Girls Don't Lie • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Rule of One • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Never Always Sometimes: A coming-of-age novel (Harlequin Teen) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Send • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation): The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
180 Seconds • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Cellar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
An Elephant in the Garden: Inspired by a True Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The List • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Holding Up the Universe • Amazon Business $7.76 1 $7.76
Side Effects May Vary • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Autobiography of a Face • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22
The Program • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Paperweight • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
The Girl from Everywhere • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19

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