As you may know, I’m a high school English teacher in Bloomington, IL, and I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed. So I’ve created a classroom project request at DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning charity.
I’m asking for donations of any size to help my kids. If you give by August 21, any donation you make to my project will be doubled (up to $100). If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. Your donation will brighten my students’ school year, and you’ll get photos and thank yous from our class.
Here’s my classroom request. Simply click on it:
Give Students High Interest Books and They Will Read!
To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the match code INSPIRE on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through August 21, 2013.
My students and I greatly appreciate your support. A good book can change a student’s life forever. Please help me put such a book in my students’ hands.
Scott, I teach high school at an alternative school for children who have been expelled. As you can imagine it is near impossible to get them to read. I have tried everything from books I had read as a student to classics to new series geared to inner city school children. Do you have any suggestions on books for me to purchase? Or if you have some magic tricks that have helped the reluctant reader become interested in reading I would appreciated it.
Hi Mindy, you actually inspired me to write the following post. The trick is also to allow them at least 20 minutes a day to read. I’ve found that it’s the daily reading that allows them to really connect with a book. Here’s the link to some great books I recommend: http://wp.me/p9iJv-18V