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Mr. McDaniel from Bourbonnais IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rebecca Caudill Award Challenge

My students need the Rebecca Caudill books for the voting incentive. If they read three books, they are able to vote on the winner every year!

  • $1,015 goal

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My Students

Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with over a third of our students coming from a low-income household. These students are on free or reduced lunch and often times do not have the money to buy books.

Our students are tomorrow's Innovators.

In my classroom, I am trying to help these students believe that they are tomorrow's innovators and the future of our society. Reading helps these students to understand the past, explore the world, visit new places, plan for the future, create great things, to HAVE FUN and be innovative. I want to give my students the opportunity to be innovative and successful.

My Project

I would like to buy the last three years of Rebecca Caudill books for my classroom. Student engagement in reading allows them the opportunity to practice reading skills and strategies. Statistics show that the more a student reads and the more contact they have with words, the higher their vocabulary becomes. This translates into the ability to understand and read more difficult text.

Every year the Rebecca Caudill Award voting has an incentive in which students are able to vote for a winner.

Students are able to vote if they have read three of more books from the Caudill list. It is my goal that every year I have at least 100 of the 150 students voting for the award.

Many of my students have few books in the home to read; what we have in the school is vital to increasing their abilities and desire. My students are beginning to show excitement and the love of reading by offering a variety of literature genres, through incentives, and competitions. These students love competing.

Your donations will allow the school to have a complete set of the Rebecca Caudill books to be available for our students to choose from. These books will remain in the classroom for future classes and students to be able to read for years to come.

Mr. McDaniel
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Unwind Dystology Unwind; UnWholly; UnSouled; UnDivided • AKJ Education $54.01 1 $54.01
The Crossover • AKJ Education $21.46 1 $21.46
Booked • AKJ Education $21.46 1 $21.46
How I Became a Ghost A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story • AKJ Education $18.95 1 $18.95
Awkward • AKJ Education $17.52 1 $17.52
Roller Girl • AKJ Education $15.32 1 $15.32
Michael Vey 6 • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Michael Vey 5 Storm of Lightning • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Michael Vey 4 Hunt for Jade Dragon • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Sachiko • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Michael Vey 2 Rise of the Elgen • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The War That Saved My Life • AKJ Education $14.34 1 $14.34
Full Cicada Moon • AKJ Education $14.34 1 $14.34
I Will Always Write Back How One Letter Changed Two Lives • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Prodigy A Legend Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Champion A Legend Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Drowned City Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Fuzzy Mud • AKJ Education $13.43 1 $13.43
The Seventh Most Important Thi • AKJ Education $13.43 1 $13.43
The Fourteenth Goldfish • AKJ Education $13.43 1 $13.43
The Iron Trial • AKJ Education $13.43 1 $13.43
Ghost • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Bitter Side of Sweet • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Independent Study The Testing, Book 2 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Better Nate Than Ever • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
We Will Not Be Silent • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Inquisitor's Tale • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Michael Vey 3 Battle of the Ampere • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Orbiting Jupiter • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Falling Over Sideways • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $12.56 1 $12.56
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day • AKJ Education $12.56 1 $12.56
Beneath • AKJ Education $12.56 1 $12.56
Unbound: A Novel in Verse • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Last in a Long Line of Rebels • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Night Divided • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Above • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Listen, Slowly • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Lily and Dunkin • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Moo • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Goodbye Stranger • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Masterminds • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
House Arrest • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hour of the Bees • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Rain Reign • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Lincoln's Grave Robbers • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Book Scavenger • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Goldfish Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hate That Cat • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Rhyme Schemer • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
March: Book One • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Hidden • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95

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