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Mrs. Bettendorf
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Bullfights And Girlfights

My students need 27 copies of "The Sun Also Rises" to study for their Academic Decathlon competition.

My Students

Are you one of the millions who watch Jeopardy every night and play along? Academic Decathlon is a competition that tests students in ten areas of study.

We are a large, public comprehensive high school in a state that has made historic budget cuts to public education.

The budget is small for our decathlon team and helping us buy this year's novel would make a huge difference! The students on the team come from all walks of life and all academic levels. Teams are made up of A, B, and C students - it's not just for brainiacs!

My Project

Students are required to read the novel, Sun Also Rises, as part of the competition. They will take a test and write an essay on the novel, so the stakes are high and their success counts for a large chunk of their overall competition score. Having their own copy of the novel will allow them to highlight and write notes in the margins, which aids in their reading comprehension.

The Academic Decathlon experience has created confident, assertive, studious young men and women who find the skills they have learned to be helpful in job interviews and their college work.

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Sun Also Rises 80Th Anniversary • AKJ Books $10.95 27 $295.65

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