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Ms. O'Doherty from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All Students Deserve to Read

My students need books to meet Common Core Standards.

  • $911 goal

This project expired on April 8, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an urban school where violence in the community is a norm. Mm biggest challenge as a reading teacher is to engage them in reading.

My students live in the south side of Chicago where gangs and shootings are a norm.

They thrive on books that they can relate to, books in urban settings and African American characters whom they can relate to. "Monster" is about a boy who hangs around with the wrong crowd and is caught being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is then tried for a crime he did not commit. Almost every child in my class has a parent or sibling in jail. This book will help me teach them how choices can affect their lives.

My Project

The books will be used to meet the Common Core Standards of reading and writing. They will have debates and build an understanding of how the judicial system works. The book will be the main source, integrated with articles and issues of past as well as current events.

The books will help change my students' lives for the better by teaching them that who they hang around and the choices they make can affect them the rest of their lives.

It will also help them improve their reading comprehension, make connections, and compare texts and genres.

Ms. O'Doherty
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Monster • AKJ Books $13.13 40 $525.20
Sharon Draper (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $41.57 5 $207.85

Materials cost

$733.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$774.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.60

Total project goal

$910.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$910.65

1 Donor

-$910.65

Donations toward project cost

-$774.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$136.60

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$0.00

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