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

Sunshine State Books for Young Readers

Help me give my students a class set of one of the most engaging sunshine state reader books, and a copy of each of the 15 Sunshine State Young Readers award books.

  • $348 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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 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 then earn rewards and a field trip at the end of the year if they've read all books from this list.

I am requesting a set class set of one of the most engaging Sunshine State Young Reader awards books and one individual copy of each book from this list. 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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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Ambrose Deception • Amazon Business $7.45 19 $141.55
Cosmic Commandos • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Bicycle Spy • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Annie's Life in Lists • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! (History Pals) • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Superstar • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Tumble & Blue • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
EngiNerds (MAX) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Wedgie & Gizmo • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Bob • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
Sled Dog School • Amazon Business $6.46 1 $6.46
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
Ghost Attack (Monster Itch #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Survival Tails: The Titanic • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

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