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Ms. Garrett from Rockdale TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Students Through Engaging Literature

My students need a class set (30 copies) of an engaging book, Divergent, to help them enjoy reading.

  • $297 goal

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My Students

Have you ever picked up a book that you had a difficult time putting down? A book that you became so consumed with that you procrastinated other tasks?

The small town where I teach in Texas was hit hard by the recent recession; thousands of jobs were lost, leaving many of our students with only one working parent, and on very tight budgets.

My students often lack encouragement at home, and consequently lack inspiration to achieve. Many of them are very intelligent, and have the potential to succeed in school, but they lack the confidence and motivation that they need to do so. I long to engage my students and show them how fun reading and learning can be.

My Project

The novels that are available at my school are mostly classics that my students find to be outdated and uninteresting. Divergent, a science fiction novel, features adolescents the age of my students, which will allow them to connect to the book, while still introducing them to a culture unlike their own. Many of my students are familiar with the Hunger Games series, and truly enjoyed the books and/or movie. I'm hoping that with its similarity to the Hunger Games trilogy, Divergent will be engaging for my students as well. Engagement allows students to open up their minds and absorb so much information, and I believe that my students will be fully engaged in Divergent.

My students live in a community where education has not been ingrained as a top priority all of their lives.

They see and do some things that I never could have imagined when I was a teenager. My students need an escape. They need a good book that they can escape to, if only for a few minutes each day. I hope that you will help me to provide them with this escape and the chance to enjoy learning.

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Ms. Garrett
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Divergent • AKJ Books $7.29 30 $218.70

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