As a new teacher teaching in a school situated in a “book desert”, I want to ensure my classroom library provides a quenching array of books that are high-interest, age-appropriate and relevant to my students. My goal is that any student should be able to find their interests and themselves in the books in the room. I want to purchase at least 100 books initially using these funds, and replenish it yearly.

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Quench my Readers' Thirst for New Books

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School:
Sligh Middle School 
Category:
Language Arts 
Teacher/
Administrator:
Dyheema Palmer 
 
170422 
Students Impacted:
136 
Grade Levels Impacted:
Date:
January 10, 2019

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Only $500.00 Needed

 

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Project Goal

As a new teacher teaching in a school situated in a “book desert”, I want to ensure my classroom library provides a quenching array of books that are high-interest, age-appropriate and relevant to my students. My goal is that any student should be able to find their interests and themselves in the books in the room. I want to purchase at least 100 books initially using these funds, and replenish it yearly. 

 

How Project Benefits Students

My students need to read and they need to be in a text-rich environment. Books can be a gamechanger and the sad fact is that often my students only see print materials at school. The school library media center provides an oasis in the middle of the desert, but I want my students to also be able to find books that will interest them right in my classroom. As a new teacher I will be working with my students and my media specialist to select high-interest books that will enable students to engage. They will discover the books reflect the diversity and the issues of the world around them, and that some also provide an escape and a diversion. Books and reading should be fun, and research says all reading improves vocabulary. 

 

Expected Outcome(s)

I expect to help our students connect with books and see books in their lives as opposed to large swathes of desert unpopulated by print. I want to have the books that are always checked out of the media center available for my students, and I want to continue to build the library in the years to come.  

 

Detailed Cost Summary

Books will be purchased with the assistance of our media specialist using best available deals. Vendors will include Barnes and Nobles (especially bogo and buy 2 get 1 deals), Scholastic Reading Club and First Book. I want to provide students with as many books as possible within the budget.  

 

Items

# Item Description Total Cost
1 high-interest fiction $200.00
2 high-interest graphic novels $200.00
3 high-interest biographies/nonfiction $100.00
  Total: $500.00

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