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  • $750 goal

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Ms. Block
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Rejuvenating our At-Risk Readers!

My students need some of the hottest and may I dare even say "coolest" books for teens.

My Students

Everyone can be a reader, no matter what road they have gone down!

My students are in 7th grade at a New York City public school.

The school is a K-8 school, which means my students are the biggest and often feel as if they have outgrown their surroundings and even their resources. Our school is in Harlem and is almost 100% free lunch which means we are a high poverty school. My students are active readers who are just trying to navigate the changes going on in their lives

My Project

These books will be used in a specific after school program which targets reluctant readers. Students will use these resources to begin to associate reading with relaxation and self-esteem rather than associating reading with failure. Many of these students will be in book clubs with others, discussing and enjoying these books together. My students have filled out interest surveys and have chosen genres such as vampire fantasy, sports and teen issues therefore I have asked for books like "Hush Hush", "Bitten" "The story of Lebron James" and other high interest low level books that will help my students realize reading does not have to be boring!

This project is important because at this point in my students' lives, reading has gone down on the "cool" spectrum.

I want them to know that just because their social and physical lives are changing, it doesn't mean that their education or imagination has to suffer!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Chillers Vol 1-37 • AKJ Books $139.63 1 $139.63
Hard Luck • AKJ Books $10.18 8 $81.44
Sterilite 16448012 Storage Box, White Lid with See-Through Base, 12-Pack, 16-Quart • Amazon $51.92 1 $51.92
The Complete Hush, Hush Saga • AKJ Books $32.84 1 $32.84
Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading: With More Than 75 Articles from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Car and Driver, Chicago Tribune, and Many Others • Amazon $32.00 1 $32.00
Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading • Amazon $27.31 1 $27.31
Falling in Love with Close Reading: Lessons for Analyzing Texts--and Life • Amazon $21.34 1 $21.34
Race Cars • AKJ Books $20.66 1 $20.66
The Teacher's Big Book of Graphic Organizers: 100 Reproducible Organizers that Help Kids with Reading, Writing, and the Content Areas • Amazon $17.21 1 $17.21
Hollow City • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Quill Brand Highlighters Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 1 Dozen • $6.49 2 $12.98
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates • Amazon $12.02 1 $12.02
Nonfiction Comprehension Cliffhangers: 15 High-Interest True Stories That Invite Students to Infer, Visualize, and Summarize to Predict the Ending of Each Story • Amazon $10.84 1 $10.84
Teen Ink: Written in the Dirt: A Collection of Short Stories, Poetry, Art and Photography • Amazon $10.46 1 $10.46
Letting Ana Go • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Chill Skills In a Jar: Anger Management Tips for Teens • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Lucy in the Sky • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Jay's Journal • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
After (Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia) • Amazon $8.80 1 $8.80
The Best of Everything Basketball Book (Sports Illustrated Kids: the All-Time Best of Sports) • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
Tyrell • Amazon $7.35 1 $7.35
Who Am I Without Him? (new cover) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Homeboyz Alan Lawrence Sitomer • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Life in Prison • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Drive-By (Harper Trophy Books) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
On the Court with...LeBron James (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Seventeen Real Girls, Real-Life Stories: True Crime • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46
Party Girl • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Whodunit Puzzles: Brainteasers from Riddle Middle School • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Bitten • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
Racing Cars • AKJ Books $2.00 1 $2.00

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