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Mr. Roberts from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Richardson Rhinos Readers Classroom Library

Help me give my students more opportunities to build themselves as strong independent readers through building our classroom library by adding Grade 8 Classic Grade Level Library.

  • $560 goal

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My Students

I teach 8th Grade Reading at middle school (grades 5-8) in the city of Chicago. Our school was opened two years ago to alleviate the overcrowding of two local elementary schools. In the two years we have been open, we have quickly established an environment that empowers and inspires all students to apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become creative problem solvers, to achieve personal success and to contribute responsibly to our diverse and dynamic world. We are accomplishing this through providing a safe and nurturing environment for all students, curricula aligned to the State Standards, daily instruction meeting individual student needs, programs and activities enhancing each student's academic, social and emotional growth and achievement.

My students have established themselves as strong readers that desire to continue growing .

In my class, we incorporate a variety of learning strategies that include whole class instruction, group work, and individual learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are.

My Project

My students read independently to grow as readers. We use independent reading books as mentor texts to supplement our whole class instruction.

My students are avid independent readers and books fly off my shelves.

I am looking to grow my classroom library in order to provide my students with a wider range of books to choose from.

My school is a new public school in Chicago and I am teaching 8th grade for the first time in my twenty-one year career. Because the school is new and I am new to teaching middle school, my classroom library is very small. I want to create a large classroom library that will help support and inspire my students.

Mr. Roberts
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 135 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 8 Classic Grade Level Library • AKJ Education $438.99 1 $438.99

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