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  • $428 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. G.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Contemporary Novels are Important, Too!

My students need contemporary novels to encourage and engage them in reading.

My Students

In our small, rural Pennsylvania town, over 65% of my students qualify for free or reduced rate lunches. Many of my students never leave our town, much less our state, and therefore, they never get the experiences that come from traveling to new places and meeting new people.

I teach high school ELA, which can be a tough sell for many students, making it incredibly important that what I teach my students is both engaging and relevant.

Including new and exciting reading experiences in my lesson plans is one way to do this. Reading allows my students to travel outside of our small area and see the different cultures and experiences the world has to offer.

My Project

The classic canon includes a variety of very important novels, many of which we read in my classroom. However, contemporary novels are important, too! Giving my students access to modern novels helps increase their interest and engagement, and shows them that there are so many options when it comes to finding something fun and interesting to read.

As an ELA teacher, I find that one of the biggest struggles is simply getting my students to READ THE BOOK.

Usually, if they will just read it, they enjoy it. Providing contemporary novels is a winning proposition for both my students and myself; the students will still be reading valuable texts, but their engagement will be increased by allowing them to read something that is modern.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower • AKJ Education $10.94 20 $218.80
The Martian A Novel • AKJ Education $10.95 10 $109.50

Materials cost

$328.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$363.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.10

Total project goal

$427.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$427.32

1 Donor

-$213.66

Donations toward project cost

-$181.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.05

match offer

-$213.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$181.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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