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Mr. Wiederhold from Provo UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Avoiding Boring Books by Letting Students Choose

Help me give my students 36 high interest books, selected by them, for literature circles.

  • $473 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach two classes of remedial ninth grade students and four classes of AP Language and Composition. In the past, AP Language classes have included a fairly limited demographic. This year, I took extra steps to recruit a diverse population of students, inviting students who haven’t previously participated in the honors program.

Many of my students are reluctant readers, even my AP students.

All my students come from disparate social, cultural, economic backgrounds. It is difficult to find high interest novels for teenagers who often lack the literacy skills required to read grade level texts.

My Project

"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." --Haruki Murakami from "Norwegian Wood”

Because my students come from disparate social, cultural, economic backgrounds, I have let them choose books that speak to them.

These are books my students want to read because my students chose each of these titles. They chose them because they are all books written with a rhetorical purpose, books that will help them make sense of current social issues and problems they are facing. These high interest novels will help my students (who often lack the literacy skills required to read grade level texts) engage with books and ideas in a meaningful way.

Mr. Wiederhold
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Columbine • Amazon Business $11.98 8 $95.84
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America • Amazon Business $9.79 8 $78.32
Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition • Amazon Business $13.72 4 $54.88
Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $10.48 4 $41.92
NEED • Amazon Business $9.58 4 $38.32
All the Bright Places • Amazon Business $8.24 4 $32.96
The Red Badge of Courage (with an Introduction by William Targ) • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96

Materials cost

$366.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$401.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.89

Total project goal

$472.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$472.58

3 Donors

-$236.29

Donations toward project cost

-$200.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.44

match offer

-$236.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$200.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.44

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$0.00

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