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Ms. Hamilton from Gainesville GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Crafting Informational Texts with Zines

My students need supplies for crafting and making their own informational zines in our War Eagle Writing Studio classes.

  • $283 goal

This project expired on February 28, 2017.

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My Students

Greetings! My students come from diverse countries and backgrounds; this tapestry of different experiences and cultures makes our student body one that is interesting and charismatic. Many of my students also live in challenging economic conditions; nearly 70% of our students live at or below the poverty level.

My students are part of a special pilot program this year designed to give students opportunities to improve their writing skills.

Very few passed the state writing test this past year; our goal is to help them gain confidence as writers and grow their composition skills.

My Project

These supplies will help students craft zines, our entry point into informational writing where students can shine as experts on something they know and share with others. Zines are a real-world genre of writing in academic communities as well as everyday sites of literacy practice. We are requesting items like assorted Sharpies, colored paper, glue sticks, and scissors so that students can make their zines on a topic of their choosing by hand in the spirit of original zine-making.

Our published zines will be available for other students to read in our school library media center and give them a real world audience for their writing.

The supplies from this project will help students create zines that are colorful,authentic, and informative.

Your funding of these resources will help them have the tools they need to create a zine they'll be proud to share with other students in our school.

Ms. Hamilton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 115 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.05 3 $21.15
Sterilite Small Clip Box with Blue Aquarium latches, 11L x 6.63W x 2.75H-Inches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Strokes Office Supplies 12 Paper Edger Scissors with Organizer Stand! Great for Teachers, Crafts, Scrapbooking (SBA5115) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Scotch 5-Inch Soft Touch Pointed Kid Scissors, 12 Count Teacher Pack, Green (1442P-12) • Amazon Business $15.01 1 $15.01
Storex Classroom Caddy, 9.25 x 9.25 x 5.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (00940U06C) • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, 24 Markers (2 X Box's of 12), Black (30001) • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
TYH Supplies 20 Skeins Bonbons Yarn Assorted Colors - 100% Acrylic • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Premium Color Paper, 8.5 x 11-Inch, 24-lb, 500-Sheet, Bright Assortment (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper Assortment, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Happy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Crayola Colored Pencils, 64 Count, Vibrant Colors, Pre-sharpened, Art Tools, Great for Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
BAZIC Jeweltones Color Ruler, 12 Inches, 4 Per Pack • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55

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