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Mrs. Richards from Ninety Six SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Feel the Need to Read!!!

My students need 35 book titles and sets to read and feel success in the classroom. I believe they can by completing a good book and sharing it with others. Success translates to more learning.

  • $371 goal

This project expired on February 23, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students do not enjoy reading because they struggle with it. By having a greater variety of topics to read I believe I can find something that will fit their comfort zone. This in turn will give them the confidence they need to feel successful and read again. Success is addictive.

My students are 9th & 10th graders with below basic reading skills.

They enjoy everything but school. They have lost their love for learning. I want to help them find it again. They are funny, bright, street smart kids who have a hard time believing in their own success. They believe the world is one big MTV video. I want to show them there is more. With the right selection of books I believe I can help even the most reluctant reader learn more about the world around them.

My Project

Without the experience of academic success, my students most likely will not finish high school. Without an education they will struggle the rest of their lives to survive. Something as simple as learning to love to read can change that mentality. My students are one small adjustment away from greatness. I need your help to create those adjustments in each of them. Increasing reading for fun will help my students read experiments, instructions, analyze relationships and explain their observations in physics and chemistry. Taking a backdoor approach to make them better readers will ultimately make them better learners.

It is heart breaking to watch my students become comfortable with failure.

They just need to experience earning success on their own - not because the class was easier, but because they rose to the occasion. One taste of earned accomplishment can change everything. Do you remember that ONE CLASS that changed your outlook??? I want my classroom to be that ONE CLASS.

Mrs. Richards
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 180 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Darkness Before Dawn • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Double Dutch Sharon M. Draper • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Fire from the Rock • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Forged By Fire • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Just Another Hero • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
November Blues • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Romiette And Julio • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Tears Of A Tiger • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Battle Of Jericho • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Homeboyz Alan Lawrence Sitomer • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Hoopster Alan Lawrence Sitomer • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez Alan Lawrence Sitomer • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Blind Man''s Bluff • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Why I Fight J. Adams Oaks • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Cut • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
My Brother''s Keeper Patricia McCormick • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Purple Heart • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Sold • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Catching Fire • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Mockingjay (HC) • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Hunger Games • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
The Deep (Dive, Book 1) • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Escape (Island, Book 3) • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Climb (Everest Book 2) • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
On the Run Books 1-3 • AKJ Books $22.18 1 $22.18
Pop Gordon Korman • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Schooled • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Killer (Pretty Little Liars Series #6) Sara Shepard • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Luna • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
King of the Screwups K. L. Going • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Monster • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls Series #4) Ally Car • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Out of the Pocket Bill Konigsberg • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars Series #1) Sara She • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Roughnecks • AKJ Books $11.80 1 $11.80

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