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Ms. Mont-Louis from Roxbury MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Refueling and Re-energizing Reading!

Help me give my students new classroom library books to sustain their enthusiasm for reading!

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

More than two-thirds of our students come from low-income households, live in some of Boston's poorest neighborhoods and come from single-parent homes. However, our students are not defined by their challenges.

Our students are resilient, motivated, curious and impassioned.

Though they are in the seventh grade, the typical student in my class reads at least two years below level. There is a significant word and knowledge gap between my students and their counterparts in wealthier districts. One of the reasons my students continue to show more interest in reading over the course year is because they have access to a robust classroom library. In addition to targeted and relevant instruction, our students continue to close that persistent, achievement gap because they share a passion for reading, thus opening their worlds to more experiences and ideas.

My Project

Our grade level recently received a visit from Jason Reynolds, the acclaimed and widely read YA author. His journey as a student and his success as a writer has re-energized my students' passion for independent reading.

My students have rediscovered a passion for reading and it's propelling their growth as readers and writers-help us sustain that!

Having access to recent publications that are appealing to their age-group, interest levels, and their reading levels will help sustain their eagerness to read, talk, and write about books!

We dedicate a lot of time in analyzing the craft of published writers. My students hone their own writing skills by mimic the moves that their favorite authors employ. Already this year, students have pulled "beautiful" sentences from the literature they read during independent reading that they admire and want to emulate!

Thank you for infusing new life into our classroom library!

Ms. Mont-Louis
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $39.86 1 $39.86
Teaching Argument Writing, Grades 6-12: Supporting Claims with Relevant Evidence and Clear Reasoning • Amazon Business $28.36 1 $28.36
Writers Read Better: Nonfiction: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $26.55 1 $26.55
Hi-Lo Nonfiction Passages for Struggling Readers: Grades 6–8: 80 High-Interest/Low-Readability Passages With Comprehension Questions and Mini-Lessons for Teaching Key Reading Strategies • Amazon Business $24.28 1 $24.28
Ghosts • Amazon Business $23.74 1 $23.74
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume • Amazon Business $23.43 1 $23.43
Illegal • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Blended • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Poet X • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Running Dream • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Sisters • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
El Deafo • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Legend • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Drama • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
On the Court with...Stephen Curry • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

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