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Mrs. D. from Danville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Need Books for Clubs

Help me give my students books they can read with friends in clubs.

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  • $600 goal

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My Students

My students are eighth graders who are curious about the world around them and love to read. Some students are improving their reading skills by focusing on engaging books that match their reading levels. Others read more challenging, higher level books of fluency, expression, voice, and vocabulary.

In my English classes, students love days when we spend classroom time diving into good books, and they often give book shout outs to classmates about their favorites.

My students are hard working, kind and eager to learn.

My Project

The young adults in my classroom need to read books in book clubs so that they can discuss the big ideas with one another in order to gain a wider and deeper understanding of the book. Putting the same books in the hands of a small group of readers is vital for increasing reading levels among readers and stretching their ability to talk about their thinking that comes from the reading.

The power of small book clubs made up of 4-5 students each in my classroom has proven to be the most beneficial way to teach reading skills, critical thinking skills, and accountable discussion skills.

Research also shows that the amount of reading required in college is between 800 and 1000 pages, so establishing a reading habit with peers is one important benefit from the book clubs that makes that particular college expectation not so hard to reach.

In conclusion, my students need multiple copies of recently published young adult literature to read in book club settings. The book clubs serve as a foundation for learning reading skills, practicing discussion techniques and applying the literacy common core standards for mastery.

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This project will reach 185 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mike • Amazon Business $13.92 4 $55.68
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $11.59 4 $46.36
We'll Fly Away • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $10.57 4 $42.28
The Serpent King • Amazon Business $10.49 4 $41.96
Goodbye Days • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Until Friday Night (Field Party) • Amazon Business $9.34 4 $37.36
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $8.07 4 $32.28
Focused • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
War Stories • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder • Amazon Business $7.48 4 $29.92

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