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Mr. Karsten from Reedsburg WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Choice Books in Reading Intervention

My students need choice books that they can and want to read.

  • $224 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach reading intervention to students who have literacy skills well below grade level. I teach students from 6th to 8th grade who come from a variety of backgrounds. Many of my students are also considered at-risk for a variety of reasons.

My students are not avid readers, yet.

They often have trouble remembering a book that they loved and they do not have a "to read" list. They need to be introducing to new, relevant, engaging texts. My students work hard, not for a grade, but to increase their abilities.

My Project

I want to put books into the hands of my reading intervention students that THEY chose. I want them to see that reading is more than an assignment in school. I want to create life-long readers that see reading as an enjoyable event.

Stephanie Harvey has written that Access + Choice + Time = Volume.

Funding this project will give my students access to books of their choice and I will give them the time to read them.

Researcher Stephen Krashan has found "increasing access to books can not only help students enormously – it can even mitigate the effects of poverty on school achievement and literacy development." Putting these books into the hands of my students is more than just a kind gesture. It could help them academically for the rest of their lives. Not only that, but the books will live on in my classroom library and affect students for years to come.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Vietnam: A History of the War • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Stephen Curry: Rise of the Star. The inspiring and interesting life story from a struggling young boy to become the legend. Life of Stephen Curry - one of the best basketball shooters in history. • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Survival Logbook (Five Nights at Freddy's) • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel (The Heroes of Olympus) • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
A Shade Of Vampire • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Life Just Got Real: A Live Original Novel (Live Original Fiction) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
The Cabin • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Infinite in Between • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Total Divas Mad Libs (WWE) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Free Throw Fail (Jake Maddox JV) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
WWE Mad Libs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61

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