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Mr. S. from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Novel for 7th Graders

The cost of 40 copies of Monster for this proposal is $383, 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>.

  • $383 goal

This project expired on April 10, 2007.

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I teach 7th grade language arts at an urban middle school, and am trying to write a multicultural curriculum that will engage my students. Specifically, I am looking to integrate the novel "Monster" into my classroom. "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers will anchor my unit on "Identity;" a theme which is fundamental for adolescents to explore in the academic context. The novel, about an African-American male falsely accused of a crime, deals with complex issues surrounding identity that will foster a meaningful classroom dialogue among my students. Additionally, the format of the novel (it is written as a movie script) is both engaging and an opportunity to expose students to a new genre of writing. I can get most of the material needed for the unit, but am unable to afford a class set (40) of books without your valuable help. [I have four classes of 32-36 students. I will use this as an in-class reading project, so buying 40 books will impact about 140 students]. This unit on identity is critical to my students' learning experience; once we have deconstructed our own identities through the unit (using this novel to ask provocative questions that guide us), I move the students onto placing their own experience in the broader societal context.

Mr. S.
Grades 6-8
  • Ronald McNair Academy
  • E Palo Alto, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Monster • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 40 $244.00

Materials cost

$244.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$313.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.85

Total project goal

$382.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.50

2 Donors

-$364.88

Donations toward project cost

-$314.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.17

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$0.00

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