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Mrs. A. Ortiz from Apopka FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sunshine State Books for Young Readers

My students need a set of Sunshine State Young Readers Award books.

  • $219 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My classroom consists of 18 amazing third-grade students. They are an eager-to-learn bunch with a vivid imagination and lots of energy!

My class is a blend of 4 nationalities, English language learners, students with special needs, as well as a wide range of different learning levels.

I teach all students in a general education classroom setting. My students learn best when they have a vast variety of literature that appeals to them.

Our school is considered high poverty; we are always in need of resources and supplies to continue supporting and enriching our low socio-economic and very diverse population of students.

My Project

Engaging students in reading is not an easy task in this digital age. It is all the more difficult for students who don't have books at home.

For the many of my students, school is the only place they see any books.

I have a good selection of books in my library however, each year there are new lists of sunshine state books. Students are encouraged to read these books, they are motivational books. Students the earn rewards and field trip at the end of the year if they've read all books from this list.

I am requesting a set of Sunshine State Young Reader awards books; these books are of high interest, challenging and recommended for more fluent readers. We will use these books for a variety of different activities including independent reading, book clubs, and read alouds. I want to instill a love for reading, which will hopefully help turn my students into lifelong readers.

Mrs. A. Ortiz
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Doublecross: (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
Lights, Camera, Cook! (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lemons • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Edge of Extinction #1: The Ark Plan • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Podkin One-Ear (Longburrow) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Heartwood Hotel, Book 1 A True Home • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
I Love You, Michael Collins • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Overboard! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Great Treehouse War • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ugly Cat & Pablo • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
The Sweetest Sound • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

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