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  • $1,675 goal

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Ms. Ross
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 25 donors
  • $0 still needed
Distance learning
These materials will help students continue learning through school closures and other scheduling uncertainties related to coronavirus. Items will be delivered to the location chosen by the teacher.

Empathy and Humanity: Literature in the Time of Covid

Help me give my students short story collections for their summer reading assignment so they can begin exploring the world of shorter fiction.

My Students

Thank you for taking the time to read this- while I have been working with Donors Choose for many years, this is uncharted territory to request books shipped to my home where I individually wrap and mail them out to students- what a shift for us all, on every possible level.

In September, we don't know what our classrooms will look like and I, like most teachers, have been spending most waking hours (and some sleeping as well) reflecting on what the pivot will look like: back at school?

Still home? A hybrid of what sort?

My students all live in New York City but in varying settings and circumstances. While some have the means to compensate for what is lost in the classroom, many don't have ready access to books and supplies.

As an English teacher, I've always believed that if kids have books, then anything can happen. It's the least I can help wih during these times.

My Project

For our summer reading, students will read short story collections of their choice, examining a particular author's craft, style, and ability to shape meaningful characters and settings. In the fall, we will begin our curriculum, either near or far, by examining the specific elements of the short story as a unique genre.

The beauty of short story collections in summer is that students, regardless of other commitments in their lives, can easily jump in and out of the text, without being weighed down by the burden of endless pages, complex story lines.

The short story is an ideal genre for distance learning as we can easily discuss a piece and then move on to the next, without anyone falling too far behind.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories • Amazon Business $22.68 5 $113.40
Fortune Smiles: Stories • Amazon Business $17.00 5 $85.00
Lot: Stories • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
"Cat Person" and Other Stories • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
Self-Help • Amazon Business $15.95 5 $79.75
First Love, Last Rites: Stories • Amazon Business $14.95 5 $74.75
Voices in the Night (Vintage Contemporaries) • Amazon Business $14.45 5 $72.25
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories • Amazon Business $13.58 5 $67.90
Redeployment • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
Manual For Cleaning Women • Amazon Business $12.59 5 $62.95
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours • Amazon Business $12.58 5 $62.90
The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God & Other Stories • Amazon Business $12.49 5 $62.45
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) • Amazon Business $12.49 5 $62.45
Night at the Fiestas: Stories • Amazon Business $11.68 5 $58.40
Bad Behavior: Stories • Amazon Business $10.79 5 $53.95
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories • Amazon Business $10.79 5 $53.95
Men Without Women: Stories (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $10.49 5 $52.45
Stories of Your Life and Others • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
The Thing Around Your Neck • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
Nine Stories • Amazon Business $8.49 4 $33.96
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (The Best American Series ®) • Amazon Business $25.29 1 $25.29
Little Worlds : A Collection of Short Stories for the Middle School • Amazon Business $21.16 1 $21.16
Dear Life: Stories (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78

Materials cost

$1,372.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,423.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$251.13

Total project goal

$1,674.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,674.22

25 Donors

-$1,668.05

Donations toward project cost

-$1,423.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$244.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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25 donors25 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 137 students.

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