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Ms. Gellman from Canoga Park CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

AVID 9 Literature Circle Library

Help me give my students an opportunity to participate in student-led literature circles with high-interest young adult fiction.

  • $558 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title 1 High School, and I have a diverse group of students. My students are 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, and all of them share an inspiring curiosity about the world.

I strive to make the world within my four walls, safe, comfortable, flexible, and inspiring.

I am the Academic Decathlon coach, and I'm lucky to have a class period dedicated to our studies. I teach 9 AVID, which is an effective program that gives students the structure to succeed beyond high school, into college, and beyond. I also teach 12th-grade honors and spend a great deal of time working on getting my students ready for college.

My Project

High School Literature Circle Library

Every year, my 9th-grade AVID class participates in a student-led literature circle project.

The books I have chosen are high-interest YA fiction and the students may choose the group they would like to join.

Giving students a voice in their education facilitates life long learning and curiosity. They have weekly reading assignments and come together, ask questions, and share their ideas and connections. The students become comfortable reading and speaking in small groups which is a valuable life skill.

Finding multiple copies of popular YA novels is difficult because they are frequently checked out of the library.

I thank you for your support!

Ms. Gellman
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 10 $109.90
The Body • Amazon Business $8.49 10 $84.90
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.99 10 $79.90
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $7.19 10 $71.90
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 10 $54.80

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