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Ms. Natow from Saint Cloud FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

High-Interest Nonfiction Is NOT an Oxymoron!

Help me give my students exposure to compelling, novel-length nonfiction through the purchase of a class-set of In Cold Blood.

  • $423 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This project is designed to create a class set of books for my AP Language and Composition students. This class is open to a mixture of students in tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades. These students are hard-workers and are highly driven and competitive.

I'm going to sound ancient, but "back in my day, " only a select few of academically gifted students were permitted to join AP classes.

I am happy to relate that now, the course has been made available to all students... even if they have struggled in classes in the past. As long as a student is willing to really put effort into the class, they are welcome. It is thrilling to see students who really thought they would never be able to work on a college-level course finding their footing and excelling.

My Project

Many students find nonfiction text to be complex and dry, and my hope is by pulling in this novel-length piece of nonfiction, they can see how fascinating this form of writing truly is.

Access to quality novel-length nonfiction is challenging, but oh-so-necessary.

As I help to prepare my students for the AP exam they take in the spring, I would like to use this text to highlight some of the main components they will see on the test. The structure of the text and Capote's word choice make this a prime example of quality writing. The key to this class is analyzing a writer's choices (rhetoric), and I can think of no other text that leaves a profound impression on the reader and holds their attention at the same time. I feel that this text will be ideal, and I can't wait to put it in the hands of my students.

Ms. Natow
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
In Cold Blood • Amazon Business $8.10 40 $324.00

Materials cost

$324.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$358.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.33

Total project goal

$422.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$422.19

9 Donors

-$357.62

Donations toward project cost

-$316.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

Matching donations from our partners

-$50.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.58

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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