Revolutionary Readers Need A Revolutionary Library

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

With these funds I will supplement our classroom library. In order to improve literacy and writing skills, I encourage my students to complete as much independent reading as possible. While my students currently have a small classroom library, they are demanding MORE books! I want to create a high interest library and add more graphic novels and non-fiction texts to our current library. Students at our school participate in the Revolutionary Reading program where they earn points based on the novels they read independently. My students are quickly exhausting the texts in our library and I want to encourage their reading by providing them with more enriching texts.

Back Up Plan

If we don't reach our entire goal we will use the money to purchase as many books as possible. Even one new book can enhance our classroom library!

Fundraiser Updates (1)

We Met Our Goal!

May 27, 2014

Thank you to all of our wonderful investors. Thanks to you we met our goal to creat our Revolutionary Library! We have ordered over 300 books for our library. Students compiled a wish list that includes graphic novels, non-fiction texts about Freedon Riders, Holocaust books, and popular fiction books. Our first shipment has arrived. Students have already put their names down to claim future Revolutionary texts. Thanks for making our library revolutionary!

Comments (1)

Karen Moyer April 22, 2014

What a great project Gretchen. I have always had a special relationship with books. Growing up I picked up every book my oldest brother read so I developed an early love for science fiction. Later on it was Tolkien. I introduced Chris and his cousins to the Lord of the Rings. I wish I had more time to read. It has always been my favorite past time. Your students are lucky to have a teacher willing to go the extra mile on their behalf.

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About the Creator

I am extremely passionate about urban education and like the charter school system as it allows students to gain a rigorous education. In my current post at a charter school, I serve as the reading teacher for revolutionary sixth grade scholars. I am a firm believer in closing the achievement gap through making learning applicable to students and understanding student environments. This is why I love teaching reading. I have developed a curriculum that allows students to make real world connections to various fiction and non-fiction texts. I also encourage students to improve their literacy and writing skills through independent reading, and help my students seek out high interest texts.
Previous to teaching in the middle school, I was an adjunct instructor of communications at the University of Memphis. I also served as the elementary special programs coordinator at a government-operated school in South Korea. There, I learned the absolute importance of differentiated instruction and scaffolding in English language learning, as I often taught classrooms filled with Russian, French, Japanese, and Korean native speakers.


Investments (13)

$15

Ashley Cross

9 years ago

$15

Erin L Jennings

9 years ago

$20

Cassie Clayton

9 years ago

$100

David Raileanu

9 years ago

$25

Kalli Harrell

9 years ago

$20

Natalie Martin

9 years ago

$100

Karen Moyer

10 years ago

$300

Kimberly Moyer

10 years ago

$10

Anonymous

10 years ago

$20

Bradley A Trotter

10 years ago

$25

Meggan Kiel

10 years ago

$25

Kalli Harrell

10 years ago

$100

Eileen Lawal

10 years ago