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Mrs. Schneider from Elk River MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need poetry. They need poetry with language they can understand and people they can relate to. My cart includes 13 Young Adult Poetry books.

  • $215 goal

This project expired on June 3, 2013.

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My Students

Every year, I get so excited for National Poetry month (April)! I want poetry to be meaningful, fun, and exciting for my middle and high school students. As a teacher this is hard when I work in a school with no library and have to come up with my own books for my classroom library.

I teach 8th, 9th, and 12th grade Literature in a 6-12 charter school.

The students are respectful and well-behaved. Currently they take good care of the books in my classroom library. The students will be incredibly appreciative of and kind to new books.

My Project

I challenge my students to read 20 books in one semester. During National Poetry Month (April), I ask my students to read 4 books of poetry. This is difficult when the school does not have a library from which to choose poetry. We will be reading poetry as a class and individually.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote "How do I love thee?

Let me count the ways". I love poetry. I love teaching poetry. My students are just learning to love poetry. Please join my class in sharing a love of poetry.

Mrs. Schneider
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Impulse • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
I Am the Book • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Joyful Noise : Poems for Two Voices • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Lemonade • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
October Mourning • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Perfect • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
The Rose That Grew from Concrete Tupac Shakur, Foreword by N • AKJ Books $16.02 1 $16.02
Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba''s Struggle for Freedom • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Tough Boy • AKJ Books $17.96 1 $17.96
Water Sings Blue • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
What My Mother Doesn''t Know • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83

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