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Mr. Ganshert from Monroe NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging Students to Be Inquisitive Using Mystery Novels

My students need enough copies of "And Then There Were None" so they can read at home.

  • $411 goal

This project expired on May 24, 2018.

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My Students

My students attend a Title I school where many of the students struggle with reading comprehension. Reading for pleasure is not a priority in many of the homes. Many of our students are just learning English.

Because the inquisitive nature of children is often eliminated by the time students arrive at high school, especially at a Title I school, my goal is to get students to ask questions and enjoy learning.

My students are embracing high level thought, they just need materials that challenge them.

My Project

Most of my students come from homes where reading was not a priority. In the past, I have used "And Then There Were None" with students because it teaches them to ask questions and analyze the content while keeping them interested.

While the primary goal is to encourage students to use higher level thinking skills, Agatha Christie's novels often spark an interest in reading for fun.

Often students have no interest in reading because the materials given to them while they were in school didn't appeal to them. I want them to realize that thinking is fun.

The skills the students will use while reading this text will help them in school and life. Analyzing situations, critically analyzing characters, thinking outside the box, and paying attention to details are all skills they will use in either a career or college.

Mr. Ganshert
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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And Then There Were None • Amazon Business $4.86 60 $291.60

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