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Ms. Corrigan from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Summer Reading: Putting Books In The Hands Of Kids

My students need books of their choice to read over the summer.

  • $413 goal

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My Students

My school, located in the heart of downtown St. Paul, brings together students from incredibly diverse backgrounds. They arrive in my classroom with a variety of viewpoints and life experiences and an intense drive to learn.

During the school year, my students have access to books in our classroom library.

Because opportunities for books at home are not always available, I want to be sure my students start their summers off right by ensuring that each one of them leaves school with one great book of their choosing to read while classes aren’t in session.

My Project

The stakes for children who do not read over summer vacation are high! Research studies show that students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months. The students who can least afford to lose ground as readers are often the most likely to suffer from summer reading loss and fall behind their peers.

Giving students books to take home on the last day of class is a powerful way to increase the likelihood of summer reading and keep them from losing ground while they are away from the classroom.

What we do during this final month of the school year, can increase the odds that students will choose to read this summer!

I have worked with every student to choose a book that is a great fit for their reading level and interest. Having students choose their own books means they will have something in-hand that will keep their passion for reading alive over the summer and keep them where they need to be to succeed when they return in the fall!

Ms. Corrigan
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume • Amazon Business $22.14 1 $22.14
Little Fires Everywhere • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process) • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
The Kid: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
Not Funny Ha-Ha • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
The Russian Assassin: A Max Austin Thriller, Book #1 (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Theonite: Planet Adyn (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Glass Sword (Red Queen) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
The Name of the Wind • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Me Before You • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
Burned • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Silence (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
I'll Give You the Sun • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Program • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
History Is All You Left Me • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Illustrated Man • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Perfect: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Boyfriend Season • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Tehanu (Earthsea Cycle) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Tehanu (Earthsea Cycle) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1): Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
The Fire (Witch & Wizard) • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
Cinder • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54

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