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Mr. Perkins from Folsom LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Who Read Are Students Who Succeed

The cost of various books, including titles such as The Bell Jar, The Outsiders, and Tuck Everlasting is $628, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This is a project that will encourage 7th grade students to take more of an interest in developing their reading, thinking, and comprehension skills. This project will involve choosing books that are of interest to the student, reading the book, and taking a computerized comprehension test. Some students will be allowed to do an oral book report. This will depend on the needs of the child and test availability. The ultimate goal of this project is to help students develop a love for reading. The students often complain about the books available to them in our school. I hope to get books in my classroom that are of interest to a 7th grade student. The novels and other reading material that I receive from this grant will be stored in my classroom where the students can have easy access to them. They will be able to read during their Sustained Silent Reading time each day, during free time, and when they finish an assignment. Every year my new students will have access to the books in my reading corner. Our students live in a rural community where over half of the students receive free and reduced lunch. The majority of the community is composed of primarily nurseries, farms, and ranches. This project will involve about 100 7th grade students of Folsom Jr. High. Your consideration will be greatly appreciated and the students will be able to read and succeed.

Mr. Perkins
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK DISPLAY STAND -- Wood Designs Book Display Stand; 5 Tiered Display Shelves • Quill Corporation $101.69 1 $101.69
Slavery: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (12 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $59.64 1 $59.64
Grade 7 Book Bundle A (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $56.14 1 $56.14
Grade 6 Book Bundle B (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $53.53 1 $53.53
Medieval Times: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $51.82 1 $51.82
Jim Trelease Read-Alouds: Book Bundle for Grades 4-6 (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $49.19 1 $49.19
Cold Sassy Tree • AKJ Educational Services $13.04 1 $13.04
Bluest Eye • AKJ Educational Services $12.21 1 $12.21
Bell Jar • AKJ Educational Services $12.17 1 $12.17
Tuck Everlasting -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Educational Services $8.68 1 $8.68
Stargirl -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Educational Services $8.68 1 $8.68
Outsiders -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Educational Services $8.68 1 $8.68
Flipped • AKJ Educational Services $7.81 1 $7.81
Stargirl • AKJ Educational Services $7.81 1 $7.81
I Heard the Owl Call My Name • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 1 $6.10
Hush • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 1 $5.23
Day No Pigs Would Die • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 1 $5.23
Pinballs • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 1 $5.23
Breadwinner • AKJ Educational Services $5.19 1 $5.19

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