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Mrs. Sluiter from Wyoming MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Word Hungry Students Seek Books!

My students need 25 books to feed their love of reading over the course of this school year.

  • $303 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day I go into my classroom with the goal of fighting word poverty. Every day I give my students time to read something of their own choice, write about what they read, and listen to me read. Research shows that kids need to read, so we read.

My students are 8th graders in a Title I school district.

Over 70% of our students are eligible for free/reduced lunch, and the only access to quiet time to read is in school. Many people told me that my students wouldn't read on their own, but those people were wrong. My students love to read, and they are constantly asking me for more books for my classroom library. They give me authors and titles and genres they want to read about. They are hungry for books.

My Project

All books donated to my classroom go into my classroom library for my students to check out and read. I give students 15-20 minutes of reading time three times a week. They get to choose what they read, but are responsible for keeping a Reader's Notebook. In their notebooks they keep track of the books they read, the books they want to read, and their responses to the books. Books are cared for by being cataloged in an online database, while students use a precise check out process to check out and return the books.

Adding books to my library increases the choice my students have.

All the titles I am requesting were put on the list by my students. They are ones they say they want to read. I cannot think of anything more life-changing than a great book!

Mrs. Sluiter
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 150 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
More Happy Than Not • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Bloody Mary, Book 2 Mary: Unleashed • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Elegy (Hereafter Trilogy) • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Bone Gap • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) • Amazon Business $11.31 1 $11.31
Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Mary: The Summoning (Bloody Mary) • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
Bone, Vol. 3: Eyes of the Storm • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
The Dead (new cover) (An Enemy Novel) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Twisted • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Hate List • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Hereafter (Hereafter Trilogy) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fear (Gone) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Plague (Gone) • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
Stranger With My Face • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
Arise (Hereafter Trilogy) • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
BONE #1: Out from Boneville • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
Asylum • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Summer of Fear • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Drama • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
The Keeper: The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22

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