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Ms. Seymour from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

ESL Novel Studies

Help me give my students dive into novel studies with their own copies!

  • $453 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our class is made up of students from all around the world. Many students have just come to our community in the last couple of years. They speak many different languages and come from many cultures.

Every day we come together to improve our English and develop our reading and writing skills.

Students are learning all of the same content as their peers while developing their bilingual proficiency. In our class we study English vocabulary for everyday life, deepen understanding of content areas like science and social studies, and are becoming strong readers and global citizens.

My Project

As we dive into our novel studies, students will benefit from having a copy of the book that they can take home with them, tuck away post it notes, and reference for assignments. In past years I have had to make endless copies out of a limited number of books or best case scenario limit reading to in class time. Will class sets of these high interest, accessible novels, my ESL students will be able to tackle novel studies just like they would in any English language arts class.

These specific books feature characters and problems across the globe.

Students will be able to see themselves and windows to a world they may not have imagined. They touch on themes of identity, community, belonging, and courage.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • AKJ Education $10.91 15 $163.65
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.99 15 $104.85
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.38 15 $80.70

Materials cost

$349.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$384.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.84

Total project goal

$452.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$452.28

1 Donor

-$46.00

Donations toward project cost

-$39.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.90

match offer

-$406.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$345.34

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.94

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$0.00

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