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Ms. Andresen from New Brunswick NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Students in Reading

Help me give my students a book to read that they have expressed interest in and feel they can relate to. This novel won the top vote for books I would like to read.

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 11th-grade special ed English in a low income/urban district. I love teaching in general but I especially love teaching students with disabilities because when they meet a goal it can change their entire self-image and make them more positive and motivate them to continue to work hard and meet more goals. My students want to improve their mindset, reading skills, and reading stamina but they need material that they can relate to and that engages them. When I told them I would do my best to get them copies of this book they became very excited and they are hopeful we will be able to read this novel this school year.

My Project

15 copies of the novel All American Boys will be enough copies to have as a class set that I can share between the five special education courses I teach. After providing students with a list of books to choose from this novel won the top vote for book students would be the most interested in reading. The students said they feel they could relate to this novel and look forward to using this novel as a tool to build their reading stamina. I plan to use this novel over the next couple of years to engage students and foster a love of reading.

Ms. Andresen
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All American Boys • AKJ Education $8.02 15 $120.30

Materials cost

$120.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.84

Total project goal

$178.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.94

3 Donors

-$178.94

Donations toward project cost

-$152.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.84

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$0.00

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