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Ms. Taylor from Brown Deer WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blending Classics With Choices = SUCCESS

My students need to use the blended model to eliminate "fake reading" as they transfer the skills, found in the classics, to the books they select.

  • $366 goal

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My Students

My 9th grader English students are so dependent on technology, they have become lost when it comes to reading literature classics. They can't transfer the skills taught unless they can choose their own book. By blending old with new, the goal of "transfer" is within their grasp.

Students own their learning.

Teaching transfer, of essential reading skills, will prepare students for the demands of reading in college and in future careers.

Using the classics provides cultural capital for the modern world.

My Project

Using classics of English, like Mice and Men, to provide the authority on skills allows the student to apply and practice with a modern text they find interesting. By blending current titles, like The Skin I'm In, students are not stuck trying to decipher books written in previous centuries. In addition to learning a skill, they can develop empathy for individuals that are different.

Using direct instruction from the teacher, the students have concrete examples of how the skill can be applied to a text they WANT to read.

By providing a choice of books, that are readily available in the classroom, even reluctant readers will engage in the study of classics.

Ms. Taylor
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 3 $36.84
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.38 3 $34.14
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $10.68 3 $32.04
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 4 $29.16
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 4 $26.24
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 2 $21.48
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 3 $14.94
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 2 $14.26
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 2 $11.36
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92

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