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Ms. Gilliland from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Responsive Classroom Novel Study

Help me give my students culturally relevant books to read. We are developing comprehension skills and love of reading through great books!

  • $245 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse group of people, who are very social and like to learn about the world. Most of my class has experienced hardships and trauma that stem from poverty and other life circumstances, however they show continued resilience every day.

My students are developing themselves as life-long learners and starting to think about their futures.

They are becoming serious about their education and getting themselves ready for middle school by developing their stamina and effort, through a growth mindset.

My Project

We are developing love of reading through classroom novel studies with a shared text. Unfortunately many of the books we've read so far are aging, and have mostly white characters. I would like to give them more resources that reflect the communities they live in as well as open doors to other worlds.

I am hoping to support my diverse class's love of reading, by finding novels where the characters look and sound more like them, and where social justice issues are explored.

By doing this, I hope to spark their interest in reading independently and exploring other cultures, as well as issues that affect their world.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
As Brave As You • AKJ Education $5.83 30 $174.90

Materials cost

$174.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$207.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.62

Total project goal

$244.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$244.14

5 Donors

-$244.14

Donations toward project cost

-$207.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.62

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$0.00

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