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Mrs. Cross from Mount Morris MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Strong Characters Make Strong Readers

My students need engaging book series with interesting characters to get them hooked on reading.

  • $587 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in a district where a majority of the students live in poverty and are significantly at risk for academic failure. All the students in my school qualify for free breakfast and lunch because of their low household income levels. I try to provide opportunities to my students that are equal to those students in more affluent districts receive.

Because of the challenges my students face, it is even more important they have access to a high-quality education.

My Project

Frog and Toad. Junie B. Jones. Ramona Quimby. Strong characters hook readers. When students fall in love with a character they develop an appetite for reading and they devour all the other titles in that series. When they finish that series, they move onto another, and another, and another. Over time, they develop a reading identity; they learn which types of books they like to read, and they read more and more of them. By then it it is too late: they are hooked on reading!

A strong character is a struggling reader's best friend.

Characters like Captain Underpants or Fly Guy can engage an unmotivated reader when nothing else works. Books with interesting characters will get my students excited about reading so they will practice reading strategies independently and share with partners in reading workshop daily. They will make a difference in the lives of my under-resourced students.

Mrs. Cross
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Magic Tree House: Without Research Guides (28 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $103.39 1 $103.39
Henry and Mudge (28 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $82.67 1 $82.67
Mr. Putter & Tabby (17 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $75.35 1 $75.35
Katie Woo (14 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $63.12 1 $63.12
Ivy and Bean (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.46 1 $35.46
Judy Moody (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.46 1 $35.46
Captain Underpants (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.46 1 $35.46
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $31.03 1 $31.03

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