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Ms. Decker from Wesley Chapel FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Greek Mythology and Percy Jackson

My students need twelve copies of "The Lightning Thief", six copies of "The Sea of Monsters", and "The Titan's Curse".

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I teach fifth grade, all subjects, in a school that is forty six percent free and reduced lunch. I have students that are struggling economically, academically and socially.

The book Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is coming out as a movie. This is a wonderful book series and I would love to share it as a book before it is shown as a movie. My students have shown an interest in this book series and they would benefit from reading it together as a class. The would help and learn from each other while reading these books.

As a class we would read the first book in this series together. We would treat it like a book club opportunity. As a teacher, it is very satisfying to become involved in a book with my students. I am struggling with the boys in my class; they are just not hooked on reading for enjoyment. I think that reading this series as a class will help encourage them to continue reading. The mythology connection will capture their imagination and the battle between good and evil is a common theme for them to enjoy.

You will make it possible for my students to read a book with their classmates. They can go the movie and compare and contrast the book with the film version. It is always very interesting to see what Hollywood does to a book. Your help will ensure that my students have the opportunity to evaluate a written adventure and hopefully continue the adventure with the other books in the series.

Ms. Decker
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 124 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #2) Rick Riordan, Tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 6 $43.14
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 12 $86.28
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #3) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 6 $43.14

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