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Ms. Strickland from Crawfordville FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want To Be Million Word Readers!

My students need books for a classroom library and the weekly Scholastic magazine to bring the outside world into our rural county.

  • $591 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is my first year teaching and since school has not started yet I don’t know my actual students. However, I can tell you all about them. I am teaching in an impoverished rural county in Florida. The students I will be teaching made a very low grade on the reading/ELA state-mandated standardized testing. These students’ backgrounds are as diverse as the students themselves. Many of these students do not have access to books or technology at home.

I will be remediating these low readers, helping to bring them up to grade level in their reading abilities.

I will be incorporating a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are!

My Project

I am teaching in an impoverished rural county in Florida. My students' backgrounds are as diverse as the students themselves. Many of these students do not have access to books or technology at home. I will be teaching remedial reading, as my students all need to be brought up to reading-on-grade-level. Our school has a reading requirement for extracurricular participation which makes it difficult for low readers to participate. There is also an incentive program for the milestones of becoming a Million Word Reader. I want to help these students be a part of our school's programs and in turn boost their morale.

The Scholastic magazines will be used to create a home to school connection.

We will go over the stories in class to make the students “experts” in the information and they will in turn “teach” someone at home the same information. The donation of the books will create a classroom library and give the students an opportunity to have a wide range of reading material.

Ms. Strickland
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 52 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic Action, Grades 6 - 12, Reading Level Grades 3 - 5 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 10 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–12, Reading Levels 3–5 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.49 21 $199.29
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Catching Fire • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Unwind • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 1 $7.54
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of the Dust • AKJ Education $7.25 1 $7.25
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 1 $7.13
The Graveyard Book • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Johnny Tremain • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Witch of Blackbird Pond • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Running Out Of Time • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Where the Red Fern Grows The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The False Prince Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of Monsters • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ender's game • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How to Steal a Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Call It Courage • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Devil's Arithmetic • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Treasure Island • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Winter Prince • AKJ Education $1.25 1 $1.25
Westminster Abby • AKJ Education $1.25 1 $1.25
Growing Wings • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

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