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Ms. Floyd from Roebuck SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Adults Novels for Struggling Readers

The cost of books for struggling readers is $640, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $630 goal

This project expired on May 29, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I work with high school students who read on a less than 3rd grade level. Because emersion in the language is so important to reading, I do read-alouds, form book clubs, engage in book discussions, and create literature circles to get students reading and talking about reading. Most of my students come from homes where buying food is difficult, buying books is impossible. I buy dozens of novels each year for my classroom, but these disappear. When students are finally turned on to reading, owning a book is a magical gift. I am always excited when a student takes a book, but it is difficult to keep enough books on the shelf to share with my classes. I also worked with the science, math, and social studies teachers to have materials in their rooms for students to read. I need paperback novels on a variety of topics. They could share and read all year long. I realize that these students could go to the media center, but they are more open to selecting a book, asking about a book, and talking about what they are reading if the books are readily available in the classroom. Again, I need young adult paperback novels for the ninth grade struggling readers.

Ms. Floyd
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sweetest Fig Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.16 1 $15.16
Hello, Harvest Moon Ralph Fletcher, Kate Kiesler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Owl Moon Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
If You Give a Pig a Party Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott Beth Nimmo, Steve Rabey • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Rat Jan Cheripko • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Redwall Brian Jacques, Gary Chalk (Illustrator), Gary Chalke (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
That Was Then, This Is Now S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
After Francine Prose • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Breaking Point Suzanne Brockmann • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Tenderness Robert Cormier • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Sticks and Stones Beth Goobie • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Night Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Briar Rose Jane Yolen, Terri Windling • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Girl in a Cage Jane Yolen, Robert J. Harris • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Weekend with Wendell Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Scorpions Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
My Great-Aunt Arizona Gloria Houston, Susan C. Lamb (Illustrator), Susan Condie Lamb (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Two of Them Aliki, Aliki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
When I Was Young in the Mountains Cynthia Rylant, Diane Goode (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Monster Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
My Mama Had a Dancing Heart Libba Moore Gray, Raul Colon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Double Helix Nancy Werlin • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Swallowing Stones Joyce McDonald • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Chris Crutcher • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Desert Scrapbook: Dawn to Dusk in the Sonoran Desert Virginia Wright-Frierson, Virginia Wright-Frierson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Fine, Fine School Sharon Creech, Harry Bliss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Dave at Night Gail Carson Levine • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shattering Glass Gail Giles • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chocolate War Robert Cormier, Beverly Horowitz (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Holes Louis Sachar, Lois Sachar • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Rumble Fish S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Whale Talk Chris Crutcher • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Old Woman Who Named Things Cynthia Rylant, Kathryn Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Scarecrow Cynthia Rylant, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds Cynthia Rylant, Barry Moser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Battle of Jericho Sharon Mills Draper, Eric Bascoul • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall Misty Bernall, Michael W. Smith (Afterword), Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Don't Look behind You Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Stranger with My Face Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Summer of Fear Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Give a Boy a Gun Todd Strasser • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Touching Spirit Bear Ben Mikaelsen • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Red Midnight Ben Mikaelsen • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The First Part Last Angela Johnson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Forged By Fire Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tears of a Tiger Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Killing Mr. Griffin Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
They Never Came Home Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
My Daniel Pam Conrad • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Wolf Rider: A Tale of Terror Avi • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Jazmin's Notebook Nikki Grimes, Nikki Grimes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Double Dutch Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Spite Fences Trudy Krisher • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust Livia Bitton-Jackson, Livia Bitton Jackson, Foreword by Livia Bitton-Jackson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fireflies Julie Brinckloe, Julie Brinckloe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fig Pudding Ralph J. Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Party Girl Lynne Ewing • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Devil's Arithmetic Jane Yolen • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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