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Ms. L. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Winning the War Against Reading

Help me give my students some good trade books for literature circle time.

  • $595 goal

This project expired on March 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a mix of struggling readers and avid readers. However what connects them is their enthusiasm for learning. They are hungry for knowledge and look forward to every word that they are exposed to.

As students in an impoverished school district, our students do not have access to interesting books as a result, our school is sometimes the only place where they can access such resources.

When I find the money to buy a few books for our classroom library they fight over who will get a chance to borrow them first. Students in my school have excitement for reading and books.

My Project

These new books will help my students to build community.

My students enjoy reading and discussing books, these books will help us to continue that work in a meaningful way.

When we find a copy of a book that the several students enjoy we have to take turns, this does not allow for the kind of classroom conversations that is necessary for growth as a reader. These books will allow groups of students to collaborate in a meaningful way. I have chosen these books carefully with my students' interest in mind.

My students' complete interest surveys about author's and titles that they enjoy and that information motivated my choices. Students will be able to choose group books, which will help them continue to enjoy literature circle time. Reading interesting books will allow them to have rich conversations about topics that are relatable. All this in the hope that they will grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in literature circles, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with text and discussions around texts.

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

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 4 $32.08
How to Steal a Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
The Devil's Arithmetic • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Education $4.89 6 $29.34
Stuck in Neutral • AKJ Education $7.29 4 $29.16
Elijah of Buxton • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Romiette And Julio • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Ender's game • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of Monsters • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
When You Reach Me • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Running Out Of Time • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Tears Of A Tiger • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Sevens 4: Meltdown • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Surrender • AKJ Education $0.50 6 $3.00
Shattered • AKJ Education $0.50 6 $3.00
Morganville Vampires #2 • AKJ Education $0.50 6 $3.00
Secret Love Diaries: Sweet Valley • AKJ Education $0.50 6 $3.00
Disney High School Musical: Poetry in Motion - #3 Stories from East High • AKJ Education $0.50 6 $3.00
Die Laughing • AKJ Education $0.50 6 $3.00

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