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Mrs. Pederstuen from Prairie Farm WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students' Picks: Building a Culture of Reading

My students need more books to fill the shelves of our classroom library. We are working to build a culture of reading, and these book series and individual titles are all student requests!

  • $291 goal

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My Students

We live in a small, rural community, and 40% of high school families qualify for free/reduced lunch. We are also located in a community that does not have a public library, so classroom libraries are essential.

These public school realities can sometimes limit access to high-interest reading material.

Every year I spend my limited classroom budget on fiction and nonfiction reading choices for my high school students. It is working! Students have been asking for more and more titles. The student picks are as varied as the students themselves. I would love to be able to provide these high-interest choices to my students.

My Project

My high school students are asking for books! Their requests are a mix of nonfiction and fiction books and include everything from the new Black Panther series to sci-fi thrillers. These titles will be added to our classroom library. We are creating a culture of reading and self-selection is a major component of keeping students reading. If we can keep students engaged in reading throughout high school, we can create adult readers. These books will be available for all high school students for independent reading and for classroom use in Advanced Lit, English 9, English 10, and Lit and Comp. Additionally, students have sustained silent reading every week, and they are always looking for engaging material to read.

Mrs. Pederstuen
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
19 Minutes to Live - Helicopter Combat in Vietnam: A Memoir by Lew Jennings • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places (Tie-In Edition) • Amazon Business $14.55 1 $14.55
V for Vendetta • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Fury • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 3 • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
The Devil's Engine: Hellraisers: (Book 1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Gem & Dixie • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2 • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Our Vietnam Wars: as told by 100 veterans who served • Amazon Business $10.66 1 $10.66
The Devil's Engine: Hellfighters: (Book 2) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Series) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Ancient Elk Hunt: An Up North Adventure (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Snakehead Invasion: An Up North Adventure (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Muskie Attack: An Up North Adventure (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Perfect Chemistry (A Perfect Chemistry Novel) • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37

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