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Mrs. Summers from Henderson NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing the Past to the Future - Classic Literature

My students need to have classic literature readily available like A Brave New World to prepare them for college and and their future education.

  • $470 goal

This project expired on August 1, 2018.

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My Students

Our new charter school serves students in grades K-12 and provides rigorous academics, terrific teachers and a safe learning environment. Our goal is to prepare our students for success in high school and college. We are on our way to establish a high school where students can participate in a duel credit school. During their junior and senior year they will have the opportunity to participate in both high school and college.

It is our goal to help the students in our school become life long learners and readers.

These high school students are constantly being exposed to excerpts of literature through the daily curriculum in ELA, math, science, and social studies. There is a huge need to have the full copies of this literature readily available.

In order to create life long learners and readers exposure to classic literature is a must. Preparing our ninth and tenth graders for their journey to college it is important to have copies of novels that have lasted the test of time should be on their to read list. I have been a believer that students are more likely to read when they are surrounded by many examples of great literature.

My Project

I have found through my career that if literature is available for students to check out quickly and immediately they will continue to read. Our charter school is now starting a program for dual enrollment with some students starting to take some classes at the local college. Many students have not read any classic literature.

Having books in the classroom ready to be checked at any time generates a high interest and conversation among the class members.

I hope to instill in my students the love of reading and sharing with others their passion for certain titles and authors. I believe in the quote of Thomas Jefferson, "I cannot live without books."

These books will built a base to help my students prepare for the next phase of their education.

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

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wuthering Heights (Norton Critical Editions) • Amazon Business $16.11 1 $16.11
Hawaii • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Brave New World • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Perennial Classics) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Moby Dick • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
War and Peace (Modern Library Classics) • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
The Winter of Our Discontent (Penguin Classics) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Color Purple • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
For Whom the Bell Tolls • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Anna Karenina (Modern Library Classics) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
The Great Gatsby • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
The Old Man and The Sea • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
The Martian Chronicles • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
Anne of Green Gables (Modern Library Classics) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Gone with the Wind • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Sun Also Rises • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Catcher in the Rye • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Of Mice and Men • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Flowers for Algernon • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
For Whom the Bell Tolls • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Scarlet Letter • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Grapes of Wrath • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Antonia • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Tale of Two Cities • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
The Three Musketeers (Signet Classics) • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Robinson Crusoe • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Animal Farm • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ethan Frome • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Last of the Mohicans (Bantam Classics) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
1984 (Signet Classics) • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Treasure Island (Illustrated) (Illustrated Classics Library) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Wuthering Heights (Bantam Classics) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
White Fang (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $4.64 1 $4.64
Pride and Prejudice (Bantam Classics) • Amazon Business $4.26 1 $4.26
Crime and Punishment • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
The House of the Seven Gables (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $3.25 1 $3.25
Jane Eyre (Bantam Classics) • Amazon Business $2.86 1 $2.86

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