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

Reading Books for 8th Graders

The cost of 90 copies of Heaven, along with a Teacher's Guide, is $643, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $643 goal

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I am writing to request a set of novels (90 copies) for my students to read and keep as their own property. As a Language Arts teacher, I often find that having three classes use one set of novels is not the best idea. Often, these books are reused over and over until pages are torn to shreds. My idea is that if the student has a personal copy of a novel to keep, then they get the idea that books are their own property and not something to be borrowed and returned. This idea of personal ownership helps them to think of books as materials to be used over and over again. Another reason that I would like to have novels for each student to own is because as we study a novel as a class, the student would be free to make their own notes and comments about their personal reaction to the book. This would help them in discovering the importance of interactive reading. The novel that I would wish to have purchased for my students is one entitled Heaven, by Angela Johnson. The novel won the Coretta Scott King award and I feel it would be a story that would touch my children in many ways. I would be very grateful if you would grant this request for me. Reading is something that I have loved my entire life and passing that love onto my students is a dream that I very much want to realize.

Ms. B.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Heaven -- Teachers' Guide • AKJ Educational Services $8.68 1 $8.68
Heaven • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 90 $470.70

Materials cost

$479.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$527.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.68

Total project goal

$642.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$642.68

1 Donor

-$558.00

Donations toward project cost

-$558.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$122.49

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$0.00

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