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Mrs. Rivera from Allentown PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Autonomous Classroom Book Clubs

Help me give my students several class sets of novels to choose from for an in-class book club on the theme of social injustice/responsibility.

  • $878 goal

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My Students

Our academy is a new Charter School in its fifth year. Our school is growing more and more each year. In its first year, the school admitted around 400 students and recently we have grown to over 1,000. Our school consists mostly of an urban population. The majority of our students come to us scoring below basic on the PA standardized tests and with little to no problem-solving skills.

We work as a team to provide students not only with academic needs, but also leadership, problem-solving, and resiliency.

We value the whole student!

Since our school is still in its start-up phase, we, unfortunately, do not have a library or many classroom books. I'm asking for donations of specific books that will allow my students to learn about social justice/responsibility, while also learning and practicing various literacy skills.

My Project

I’m looking forward to trying something new with my students, where they will have the ability to choose between two novels to read and then conduct book clubs in the classroom. Your donation will allow students to participate in this new activity in a more autonomous method, as well as give them the option to read more current best-selling novels based on the theme of social injustice/responsibility. This is a theme we are exploring throughout the school year through novels, informational texts, poetry, and drama. So far this year, as a class we have read "A Long Walk to Water" and the play version of "The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank".

Mrs. Rivera
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All American Boys • AKJ Education $8.02 30 $240.60
Piecing Me Together • AKJ Education $7.29 30 $218.70
Dear Martin • AKJ Education $7.29 30 $218.70
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl Student Pack • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Teacher Guide One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The Breadwinner Novel Unit • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75

Materials cost

$704.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$745.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.57

Total project goal

$877.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$877.12

1 Donor

-$745.55

Donations toward project cost

-$745.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$131.57

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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