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Ms. Raisa from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supporting Independent Readers

Help me give my students the opportunity to expand on topics being discussed in class through independent reading. They will read books like Flight and Island of the Blue Dolphin in order to obtain more support.

  • $913 goal

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My Students

My new students are a lively bunch, and even more importantly, are students that are motivated to learn. Many are artistic, but are also serious about their academics as they strive to succeed and to surpass those who came before them.

As a school located in New York, my school serves a diverse groups of students who reflect a wide range of economic status and include English Language Learners, students with learning disabilities, and students not yet at appropriate reading levels.

That being said, they are eager and ready to compete academically with the rest of the country and need the materials to do so. These students are highly intelligent and have so much to offer!

My Project

Every six weeks, we begin a new topic in Humanities class and read a new novel. This year, I'd like to provide my students with a chance to select an independent reading book related to each of those topics for their literature circles.

These books will not only provide students with an opportunity to acquire more information about the given topic, but it will also give them a chance to interact with their peers in discussing the books of their choice during the literature circles.

Students will also become more independent readers as they will be creating their own reading schedules and discussion questions.

Ms. Raisa
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flight: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.25 6 $91.50
Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage • Amazon Business $11.38 6 $68.28
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong • Amazon Business $15.16 4 $60.64
Between the World and Me • Amazon Business $14.55 4 $58.20
The Kite Runner • Amazon Business $14.40 4 $57.60
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.98 6 $53.88
Kindred • Amazon Business $8.95 6 $53.70
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $11.76 4 $47.04
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $7.41 6 $44.46
Things Fall Apart • Amazon Business $7.32 6 $43.92
We Were Here • Amazon Business $8.81 4 $35.24
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon Business $7.85 4 $31.40
Red Midnight • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Morning Girl • Amazon Business $5.49 4 $21.96
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 4 $21.92
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $8.29 2 $16.58

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