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  • $296 goal

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Mrs. Norman
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

SOAR: Support Outstanding Academic Readers!

My students need 34 books that are at or above their reading level in order to increase their reading fluency and comprehension.

My Students

Do you remember what reading class was like in middle school? Was it extremely interesting to where you didn't want to leave, or was it extremely boring to where your friend had to drag you to class? My hope is that my students race to class to grab a front row seat with their favorite NEW book!

My students are a diverse population of 6th grade students from mostly African-American and Hispanic backgrounds.

They attend a high poverty middle school in North Carolina. Many of them live in single-parent and/or low income homes with parents who work two jobs, or with grandparents or other family members. Unfortunately, books are not at the top of the shopping list in their homes, nor on the top of the list in our school. However, in order to excel in this ever-changing society, students desperately need books.

My Project

My students need books that are on or above grade level in order to grow as readers and continue to grow into respectful citizens in today's society. With these books, students will be able to read current and classic fiction and nonfiction books that are interesting as well as challenging. These books will be used during their independent reading time in class. Students will learn that they can succeed when they READ!

One of my goals this year is to reach and challenge students who always excel and to push their growth.

Students often drop their reading interest when coming to middle school. With this project, the intent is to motivate students to become lifelong readers.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharon C. Flake • AKJ Books $17.74 1 $17.74
Bomb • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Legend • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
That Summer • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Gym Candy • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Three Times Lucky • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Boy Who Dared • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
A Monster Calls • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Wonder • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Return to Sender • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Red Scarf Girl • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Brooklyn Nine, The • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
November Blues • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Romiette And Julio • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Emerald Atlas • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Cracker! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Mysterious Benedict Society • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Underneath • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Crow • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Forged By Fire • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Under a War-Torn Sky • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Tears Of A Tiger • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Schooled • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Heaven • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Schooled • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50
Brothers in Arms • AKJ Books $1.50 2 $3.00
The Bully • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50
Search for Safety • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50
Lost and Found • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50
The Fallen • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50
Blood is Thicker • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50
A Matter of Trust (Bluford) • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50
Secrets in the Shadows • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50
The Gun • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50

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This project will reach 75 students.

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