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Ms. Freed from Walnut Creek CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Update Our Classroom Library

My students need contemporary books to inspire their reading and writing! Our titles include Girl Out of Water, The Car, Six of Crows, Every Last Word and more.

  • $333 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We all have a story to tell... and learn how by exploring the well-written stories of others! The Seventh and Eighth graders in our English 8 and, especially in our new Storytelling elective, are inspired by contemporary stories of young people in all walk of life (and fantastical ones as well!).

The more students read, the better readers and writers they become!

Our new Storytelling class is a combination of Creative Writing and Public Speaking! We are excited to offer a class that supplements traditional English classes and gives all of our students a creative outlet. Based on a workshop model, our students will explore literature as the explore their own relationship and goals with the stories inside them.

My Project

We need contemporary books to inspire their reading and writing! Our titles include Girl Out of Water, The Car, Six of Crows, Every Last Word and more. These books will help our classroom celebrate the important of READING. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy, but it sorely needs updating!

Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and all of these books have been chosen with my students in mind.

I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading and they helped make this list. Students will be able to choose books from our classroom library at will, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences.

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Names They Gave Us • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Six of Crows • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Night Hoops • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Girl out of Water • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Holding Up the Universe • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Timekeeper • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Way I Used to Be • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
It's Kind of a Funny Story • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Be More Chill • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
The Car • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cinder • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Boy21 • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Extraordinary Means • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

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