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Mrs. Matthews from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Class Sets of High Interest Books

Help me give my students books that we can read together as a class to pique interest and excite them to keep reading!

  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from many different countries across the globe. They speak multiple languages and have some incredible life stories that I love to listen to as I learn about each of them. Their experiences are both incredible and harrowing, and yet we all come together in the same classroom to find comfort, education, a positive environment, and unique learning experiences.

What makes these students so special is that they all have something to teach each other, and they always have something to teach me.

Each year, I learn a great deal about my students and about the experiences they've had and the places they've been. In a world where new technology and traditional education is always at our fingertips, it's meaningful for me as a teacher to expose my students to special opportunities, unique trips, and a comfortable setting where learning is evident and expected, and students will remain engaged so that we can try new things and always remain successful!

My Project

This project is for only two books, but multiple copies of each one for the class. "The Hate U Give" is a book that is on people's radars right now but also that touches close to home for many of my students. This is their real life. This is their voice.

"The Crossover" is another book that will allow students to make connections directly to the text.

Since it is written in a poem, it will be easier for students on lower levels to comprehend. It is also about the popular sport of basketball and will allow students to remain engaged to the text while we read it and study the characters together.

I plan to use these as whole class sets to keep these students on track with an exciting text that can be used for scaffolding and differentiation as well. These are both stories that many of my students want to read and will hopefully keep them coming to class every single day!

Mrs. Matthews
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Nursing Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 15 $170.85
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.99 10 $119.90

Materials cost

$290.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.37

Total project goal

$382.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.48

1 Donor

-$87.07

Donations toward project cost

-$87.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$280.05

Match offers toward project cost

-$238.04

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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