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Mrs. Maggio from Matthews NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support Literacy

My students need interesting books they can enjoy reading in the class daily.

  • $957 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love that my students love reading. They often beg me for more time to read each day after our standard 20 minutes. I also love when my lower level students experience a book for the first time. Some of them have never completed a book. I love watching my students grow as students, but also as individuals. My goal is to teach students to be lifelong readers. When I hear students recommend a book to their friends, I know they enjoy reading.

My Project

Students need to have an opportunity to practice in their own independent reading books all of the skills we teach them in class! Each day, my class spends 20 minutes reading their book of choice. The titles I chose are some of the most popular titles for teens. The books are always checked out from the media center so I would like to give them another opportunity to read great books! The more titles I provide, the more students I can reach. The right book is so crucial at this age where students decide whether they love reading. I want to make every student a lifelong reader.

Mrs. Maggio
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 7/8 Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (16 books) • AKJ Education $128.33 1 $128.33
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.78 10 $87.80
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.67 6 $70.02
Walter Dean Myers (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $68.77 1 $68.77
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 6 $64.68
Night • AKJ Education $5.89 10 $58.90
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 5 $32.80
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 2 $21.38
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.55 2 $15.10
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 1 $7.13
Animal Farm • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80

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