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Ms. Harisiadis from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fans of Fiction: Short Story Collections

Help me give my students books for our short story book group unit.

  • $1,620 goal

This project expired on December 17, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is an arts school. The students are gifted in visual and performing arts. They are motivated and enthusiastic about learning, and they make connections between what we study and their own areas of interest. They enjoy being active and creative.

Since they are visual and performing arts students, they bring many special talents to class.

As an English teacher, I have many opportunities to draw on their talents. My students love to express themselves through art, music, drama, and writing. They come from all over the area.

My Project

For my Creative Writing class, we begin by studying flash fiction and short stories. While reading flash fiction in class, my students read short story collections outside of class with their book groups. They then meet every week to discuss the short stories.

We also use the short stories as inspiration for our own writing.

Short stories are perfect for helping aspiring writers learn about character development, a focused plot, and a direct writing style. After reading the collections, students write their own stories inspired by a character, theme, or writing strategy used by their author. They then share the stories with the rest of the class as a way to introduce the stories to other students, and to explore their own writing styles.

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22 donors22 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Collected Stories • Amazon Business $21.60 15 $324.00
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis • Amazon Business $18.04 15 $270.60
Bloodchild and Other Stories • Amazon Business $11.35 15 $170.25
Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories • AKJ Education $10.95 15 $164.25
In the Country: Stories • Amazon Business $10.94 15 $164.10
Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence • Amazon Business $7.99 15 $119.85
The Martian Chronicles • Amazon Business $7.59 15 $113.85

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