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Ms. Birchard from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classic Literature for Special Needs Students

My students need 15 copies each of "Of Mice and Men" and the No Fear Shakespeare adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet".

  • $286 goal

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I am a Special Education teacher in a New York public high school. I teach 9th and 10th grade self-contained English and resource room. The disabilities of my students include speech/language impairments, ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger's, severe emotional disturbance, and more. All of my students are bright, motivated people who need that extra push to succeed. I am touched and inspired by their ability to face these tremendous obstacles.

This year, I am teaching my former 9th grade students as 10th graders. They made a great amount of progress last year and I am truly excited to be teaching them again. At the beginning of the year, my students had difficulty writing an organized paragraph. By June, however, they were writing high quality 5-paragraph essays. Their essays reflected sophisticated analysis of the books we read in class. We read mostly modern fiction geared toward an urban population. Even though my students found these books engaging, I would really like to provide my students with a classic literature background. I feel that my students are ready to read books that are more difficult. Also, I want to provide them with a classic literature background in order to prepare them for college.

Because I am revising the Special Education curriculum to better suit the needs of my students, these books are not available at my school. I would like to read Of Mice and Men and Romeo and Juliet with my 10th grade class. Not only are these books timeless, they are also engaging for my students. These books will give them a classic literature background that will undoubtedly provide my students with a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Your donation will ensure that my students have the opportunity to read the books that are well-known and well-regarded in our society.

Ms. Birchard
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) SparkNotes Editors, John Crowther (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 15 $80.25
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck • Barnes and Noble $8.10 15 $121.50

Materials cost

$201.75

Vendor shipping charges

$20.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$233.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.35

Total project goal

$285.30

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.30

1 Donor

-$142.64

Donations toward project cost

-$116.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.67

match offer

-$142.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.68

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$0.00

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