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Mrs. Smith from Parkersburg WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sparking a Love for Literature

Help me give my students access to diverse young adult books that will spark an appreciation for literature, as well as hone their personal writing skills!

  • $388 goal

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My Students

I teach 9th grade English and this is such a special, significant year in my students’ lives! These young men and women are transitioning into high school where the expectations are higher and the real world is just around the corner. My two main goals as a 9th grade teacher are: 1. To strengthen writing skills in preparation for upper-level classes and life after graduation and 2. To build an appreciation and love for literature.

In order to accomplish both of these goals, it’s important for my classroom to have a wide variety of engaging texts available for my students to access on a regular basis.

My Project

These high-interest young adult books will help me provide a plethora of options for reading in my secondary classroom. They will most certainly make a difference in my students’ learning because choice reading is directly connected to increased student-engagement and academic growth. It is my goal to provide my students with 40+ minutes of dedicated reading time each week, during which they can read whatever they choose. These books will specifically give my struggling readers and those who have never found their “niche” when it comes to literature a variety of options that will allow them to read independently on their own grade level.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Turtles All the Way Down • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Dear Evan Hansen : The Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Orbiting Jupiter • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sing, Unburied, Sing • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Nineteen Minutes A Novel • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
My Sister's Keeper: A Novel • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Help • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Drown • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Secret Life of Bees • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
City of Thieves A Novel • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.38 1 $11.38
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.19 1 $11.19
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $10.48 1 $10.48
The Crossover • AKJ Education $9.37 1 $9.37
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Lockdown Escape from Furnace 1 • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Wintergirls • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Twisted • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Monster • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Outcasts United The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Feed • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Pictures of Hollis Woods • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tears Of A Tiger • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Distance Between Us • AKJ Education $5.06 1 $5.06

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