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Mrs. Deanda from McKinney TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reviving Reluctant Readers

Help me give my students find their love of reading with The Bluford High book series, other books, and earbuds!

  • $575 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is highly diverse with students ranging from very transient learners to learners who have lived in our district their whole lives. We have over 44% low income students and a large non English-speaking/English as a second language population. Many of my students have never read an entire book cover to cover. Most self-proclaim when entering my class that they hate reading. Every year my job is to turn those difficult to reach students into passionate readers who thrive in my classroom.

My classroom inspires a love of reading.

I want students to look forward to coming into my room, full of relevant, engaging book titles and I want to hear from other teachers that they are reading my books when they finish their work, instead of getting on their technology. If I can reach one student that hates reading, and turn them into a "can't put this book down" student than I feel my year has been a success. My job is not simply to help them pass a state test- it is to create a lifetime learner/reader.

My Project

My classroom revolves around reading. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Students come to me for a reading intervention class. They do not love to read, heck they do not even like it - not one bit, not at all.

My sole purpose in my class it to bring life to those non readers in the classroom.

I need them to come to me every day excited about what is about to happen. The best chance I have at reaching this group of students is through quality book choices. Currently, I have one copy of these books and the students argue over them! Having multiple copies would allow for ALL of my students to have access to books they want to read! The best part of this series it the publisher provides FREE audiobooks! My students struggle with comprehension - having the ear buds to listen while they read aloud will help them in so many ways to become better readers!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $71.78 2 $143.56
Girls Like Me (Bluford High Series #21) • Amazon Business $5.87 4 $23.48
3 Packs Earbud Headphones with Remote & Microphone, SourceTon In Ear Earphone Stereo Sound Noise Isolating Tangle Free for iOS and Android Smartphones, Laptops, Gaming, Fits All 3.5mm Interface Device • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Jumped In (Rapid Reads) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $9.31 2 $18.62
Decoded • Amazon Business $17.59 1 $17.59
Something Noble (Rapid Reads) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Jackpot • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Run, Hide, Fight Back • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Lonely Dead • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Barrio Kings (Rapid Reads) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Night She Disappeared • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Takedown • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Tyrell • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Allegedly • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Just Gone (Rapid Reads) • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Brooklyn Nine • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Snitch • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Homeboyz (Hoopster Trilogy) • Amazon Business $7.86 1 $7.86
Shock Point • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Truly Devious: A Mystery • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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