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Ms. Knoess from Roxbury MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Courage Curriculum

My students need these textbooks. We study them as part of our Courage Curriculum. They use these books for reading improvement, analysis, and for their writing as well as anchor texts.

  • $279 goal

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My Students

My students are adventurous, curious, diverse, smart, and willing to try new things. They thrive on project-based learning, which helps them to make meaning of their fiction and nonfiction reading.

They are diverse, from many cultural backgrounds.

They are Hispanic, and also African American, White, and from other cultural backgrounds. This is a big "plus" in our classroom as we discuss fiction and nonfiction writing from multiple perspectives.

My students are top-notch debaters. They learn on Day One in my classroom to make a claim, back it up with evidence, and "glue" that evidence to the claim with reasoning.

My Project

All of our students are curious and courageous, and want to read about other children like them who are also courageous. Currently, we do not have enough textbooks in our classroom for each child to be able to read independently. With these textbooks, students will be able to read in the classroom, read at home, and be able to "go deep" with the themes, plot analysis, and character analysis that is required of them, as they prepare to write in response to what they have read.

Facing the Lion is a key text in our Courage Curriculum.

It is a true story of a boy who group up in Africa with the Maasai people. He faced many challenges, and eventually came to the United States. He is currently a teacher in the U.S. His story is written as a memoir, in first person, and is highly engaging to middle school readers.

Ms. Knoess
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bridge to Terabithia • AKJ Education $5.10 20 $102.00
Facing the Lion Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna • AKJ Education $5.07 20 $101.40

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