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Ms. Bearden from Statesboro GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Passion Project - Students Discovering the Joy of Reading

My students need a variety of books for my classroom library.

  • $478 goal

This project expired on October 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our high school has a population of about 1600 kids that come from two feeder middle schools. Like students of most schools, my students have a wide range of talents, interests, and abilities. I teach both 10th grade English and 10th-grade honors English with Lexile scores differing by hundreds of points.

I want my kids to read; I want them to read every day, and I want them to WANT to read!

We all know that can be a challenge, so I am incorporating individual, student-choice reading assignments into all my classes next year. I am very excited to give my students an opportunity to embrace reading and learn to love it. It is my desire that by incorporating this reading plan, students will see an increase in their Lexile scores and carry a passion for books with them when they leave me.

My Project

I am filling my classroom library with a wide variety of genres and topics so students will have many titles to pull from for their reading. I have chosen works from The Great American Read, from YALSA award winner lists, from modern reading lists, and from the cherished classics. I have even included Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek written by Statesboro High Student Maya Van Wagenen!

These titles are works my students will embrace; hopefully, they will find that literature can change the way they view the world, each other and themselves.

When reading becomes a habit for students, their achievement increases in every area and their passion for reading is developed.

Please help me to fund my classroom library! We all thank you!

Ms. Bearden
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lord of the Rings (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.91 1 $26.91
Scythe • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
In the Time of the Butterflies (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $14.36 1 $14.36
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Grapes of Wrath • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
Unbecoming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Stand • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
All the Light We Cannot See • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
1491 (Second Edition) New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Help • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Cod A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Beloved • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Lovely Bones • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Handmaid's Tale A Novel • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
The Martian: Classroom Edition • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
A Separate Peace • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 1 $10.74
Fences (Movie Tie-In) • AKJ Education $10.22 1 $10.22
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.46 1 $8.46
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Jurassic Park A Novel • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pride and Prejudice • AKJ Education $6.57 1 $6.57
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
And Then There Were None • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Great Speeches of the Twentieth Century (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
The Metamorphosis • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

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