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Ms. Leah from Hoboken NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Dystopian Book Clubs for Middle School

Help me give my students books to read that will engage kids of all levels and all interests!

  • $460 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a lively group of 7th graders in a K-8 school. Many of the students have been together, in small classes, since kindergarten, and our graduating class each year invariably refers to the school as a "family." Our small middle school (just sixty-four 7th and 8th grade students) allows us to focus on these lively, inquisitive kids as the individuals that they are, and work to meet their varied needs.

One of my most important goals as a Humanities teacher is to engage students in reading: students of all abilities, with different types of interest, and from different backgrounds.

The books I've chosen for a book club unit capitalize on kids' interest in dystopian fiction. They are also carefully selected to meet kids where they are in terms of reading levels, cultural backgrounds, and personal interests.

My Project

Book clubs are a best practice developed to allow and encourage kids to develop independence in their reading lives. My 7th graders are already required to read both class novels and self-selected independent books, and I know book clubs will deeply enrich their learning. I have chosen dystopian novels because -- even in these uncertain times -- it's a genre that manages to engage all of my students.

Book clubs add a social dimension to the reading experience which is crucial for students at the adolescent stage of development.

Reading a book together is an amazing way for students to learn to push each other's thinking and lines of inquiry, to plan their own assignments, and even just to have fun enjoying a book together.

Having access to these sets of books in my classroom will benefit my students this year, and for years to come. I chose this specific set of books to engage children at all levels; with a variety of interests (poetry, science, and more); and from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Parched • Amazon Business $11.12 8 $88.96
The Final Six • Amazon Business $9.64 8 $77.12
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 8 $63.92
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) • Amazon Business $6.79 8 $54.32
The City of Ember (The City of Ember Book 1) • Amazon Business $4.89 8 $39.12

Materials cost

$323.44

Vendor shipping charges

$31.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$390.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.86

Total project goal

$459.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$459.07

10 Donors

-$339.86

Donations toward project cost

-$293.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.74

Matching donations from our partners

-$114.23

Match offers toward project cost

-$97.10

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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