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Ms. Wasson from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Variety Equals Engagement

My students need a variety of new books to keep them engaged in reading.

  • $223 goal

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My Students

My seventh and eighth graders are artists of word and paint, song and dance. They are clever, full of life, and curiosity. And, because as a community we focus so much of our precious school funding to support these pursuits, it leaves few funds for new novels. Similar to the need for new technology, students need to have new novels (the more current the better) put in front of them regularly to keep their interest. Students from all over our city attend our school. Students from a variety of neighborhoods, families, and backgrounds and this novel will appeal to a variety of readers.

My Project

Variety is the key to keeping a middle schooler interested in reading. My students are savvy readers so they appreciate a well-stocked library and this is no simple task, which is why I selected a project that would fill our classroom library with a number of the latest young adult titles. I have 150 students and they read on average a book every two weeks, and I cannot seem to keep them in books. They want the latest titles they see online and the ones their friends are recommending. They want to read these titles before they become movies, too.

Ms. Wasson
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 150 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
You Bring the Distant Near • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Far from the Tree • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Keep of Ages: Book Three of the Vault of Dreamers Trilogy • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
The Rule of Mirrors: Book Two of the Vault of Dreamers Trilogy • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
All the Wind in the World • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Carve the Mark • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Milk and Honey • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Way I Used to Be • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
When We Collided • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Raging Star (Dust Lands) • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
The Vault of Dreamers (The Vault of Dreamers Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04

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