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Ms. King from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Read a Lot!

My students need these books to build their reading habits and nourish their love of reading. They are readers who not only can read, but choose to read.

  • $471 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our public school represents students who are culturally, socioeconomically, and academically diverse. My kids are typical 9 and 10 year olds who love to read. Reading regularly and voraciously is the norm for our kids. They read widely and choose to read. This didn't happen accidentally. Parents are committed to the idea of regular reading at home. Teachers design their school day so that kids spend large blocks of time reading a variety of authentic texts. Teachers share their passion for reading with the kids. Administration dedicates funds and professional development time to reading instruction. As a result, students choose to read. These readers know books. They come with a hunger for more, and it is my job as a teacher to make sure they have enough to satisfy their healthy appetite for books.

My Project

Reading is at the heart of all we do and as a result "reading is cool" in our school. My children's tastes in reading have gone far beyond Harry Potter It used to be I was the one who knew all the good titles to recommend to them, and now the tide has has turned. They now introduce me to as many new authors as I do to them. They are not only kids who love to read, they choose to read. One of the biggest problems I face isn't really getting them to read, it is keeping up with their reading habits. But I do my homework, research book lists, read a lot of children's literature, and listen to my kids. I work hard to get them books that may not always be found featured on the end cap of the shelf at your local bookstore. However getting the books isn't always easy. This habit of theirs is expensive!

Having these books in my classroom library will really inspire my students to continue their love of reading .

In our class, students read books of their choice every day for at least 30 minutes. They also read every night at home for 20 minutes. They read in book clubs, science, and social studies. I read aloud to them every day as well for 20 minutes. Reading is everywhere. You can stop any of the kids in this class, and they will happily have a conversation with you about the books they are reading right now and what they are planning to read next. That's the good news! The bad news is that because of all these great reading habits, we need more books.

Ms. King
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tarantula (A Day in the Life: Rain Forest Animals) • Amazon Business $22.65 1 $22.65
The Zombie Chasers #5: Nothing Left to Ooze • Amazon Business $6.48 2 $12.96
Pashmina • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
York: The Shadow Cipher • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
All's Faire in Middle School • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Middle School: Ultimate Showdown • Amazon Business $10.06 1 $10.06
Headache: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Bellyache: A Delicious Tale • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Stick Dog Craves Candy • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Marty Pants #1: Do Not Open! • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Stick Cat: Two Catch a Thief • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Unicorn vs. Goblins (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 3): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
Stick Dog Chases a Pizza • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Middle School: Big Fat Liar • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
13 Treasures (13 Treasures Trilogy) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Top Secret: Diary #1 (CONFESSIONS OF A NERDY GIRL DIARIES) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Witch Wars • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
Arf: A Bowser and Birdie Novel • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Unicorn on a Roll (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 2): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Always, Abigail • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Diary of a Super Spy (Diary of a Sixth Grade Super Spy) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wishing Day • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Circle of Heroes (Familiars) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crushes, Codas, and Corsages #4 (I Heart Band) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Palace of Dreams (Familiars) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Extra Yard (Home Team) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions (#1) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Secrets of the Crown (Familiars) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Attack of the Mysterious Lunch Meat • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Invisible Inventor • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur Is a Spy! • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Witch Watch (Witch Wars) • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
Jacky Ha-Ha • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Haunted Sleepover (Tales from the Scaremaster) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Zombie Apocalypse (Tales from the Scaremaster) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Clone Camp! (Tales from the Scaremaster) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Upside-Down Magic (Upside-Down Magic #1) • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71

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