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Ms. Gramo from Roxbury MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Groups: Reading, Thinking, Talking

My students need engaging texts to read with their book groups! Our titles include Dear Martin, Long Way Down, Tyrell and more.

  • $444 goal

This project expired on July 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are deeply dedicated to their education and travel from neighborhoods across the city to attend our vocational high school. As a vocational school, our students are not simply scholars, but learners whose vocations will allow them to become leaders and agents of change in our community. I coteach in an inclusive classroom with students who are learning English and/or on IEPs and who all are working together to read, analyze, and connect literature to their lives and the world around them.

My Project

Empathy, Voice, Agency. These are the values that structure my classroom. Independent reading within a book group will give my students the opportunity to become lifelong readers who find joy and solace in literature. My sophomores deserve to have the opportunity to explore their reading interests and discover books that speak to them. In our increasingly complex world, students need to develop empathy, and literature allows them to live in the worlds of the books they are reading.

We are requesting engaging texts to read with their book groups!

Our titles include Dear Martin, Long Way Down, Tyrell and more. Through choosing their own books based on their own interests, my students will simultaneously have more control over their own learning while building their literacy skills. I need to have a variety of books for my students to choose from when we begin book groups. I have chosen books that represent a wide range of interests. Independent, voluntary reading has been shown to increase vocabulary, reading fluency and stamina, comprehension, writing, and overall academic ability, all of which my students need and will master with your help.

Ms. Gramo
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $12.45 7 $87.15
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $14.26 6 $85.56
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.55 6 $75.30
Tyrell • Amazon Business $9.99 7 $69.93
Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96

Materials cost

$341.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$377.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.53

Total project goal

$443.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$443.56

5 Donors

-$293.56

Donations toward project cost

-$249.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.03

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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