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  • $528 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Ammons
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Classic Literature for Low Income/Sheltered Students

My students need copies of "Two Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" to become critical readers, writers, and thinkers.

My Students

Although the middle school where I teach is between two larger cities, it is very secluded and sheltered. In fact, a great majority of the students have not ventured out of their area. We are a Title I school and serve free breakfast and free lunch to all students who attend. A huge majority of the 110 students are English Language Learners (ELLs) and are either first or second generation Americans. This creates extra challenges to ensure that all students receive differentiated instruction to order to meet their needs.

Even though my students live in a secluded area, they need to have equal access to literature.

My Project

My students need access to American literature such as "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" for many reasons. First, both of these novels will teach them about the early history of America. It is imperative that they are exposed to this material if they want to be able to understand the modern conversations they hear on the news and how our country has - or has not - evolved. If my students are not exposed to this material, I will be doing them an injustice as a teacher because, throughout high school and college, these two novels will be referenced. Ultimately, I will help to build their background knowledge while fostering critical readers, writers, and thinkers of tomorrow.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $7.26 30 $217.80
To Kill a Mockingbird • AKJ Education $10.94 17 $185.98
To Kill a Mockingbird Teacher Guide NU1572 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75

Materials cost

$412.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$448.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.19

Total project goal

$527.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$527.91

3 Donors

-$263.96

Donations toward project cost

-$224.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.59

match offer

-$263.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$224.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 3 other donors.

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