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Ms. Ketterl from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest Reads for Disengaged Students

My students need novels that they have expressed interest in reading.

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is part of District Reference Group “H” which is the second lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in.

As an 8th grade ELA teacher, I have witnessed the great needs of my students.

A high percentage of the students who attend my school are on free and reduced-price lunch and struggle to have other basic needs met as well. The activities that we complete, both in and out of the classroom, are greatly restricted by the socioeconomic makeup of our student body and the lack of funding for resources, especially when it comes to technology.

The students in our school come from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and often do not have the support available at home that allows them to succeed at higher levels. Many students are struggling to learn the language while trying to complete their eighth-grade work. The students themselves are very willing to work in school and take the opportunity to utilize the limited resources that are available.

My Project

I have a number of students who are disengaged in school for various reasons. It can be because they failed two or more classes in one semester, or they miss more than 25 days of school in one year. It is a challenge to reach these students but this project is one way I am going to try.

The books requested in this project are ones that my students have requested.

Because they have already shown an interest in these books, they will be more likely to read them. By supplying students with independent reading books that are interesting to them, my students will become more engaged in school. The more they read, the more progress they will make in their reading skills, which will help them in all subjects. This progress will help my students gain the confidence they need to become engaged in school again.

Ms. Ketterl
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices) • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Truly Devious: A Mystery • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Afterworlds • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
Cress • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Carry On • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles) • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45
Scarlet • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
Cinder • Amazon Business $5.30 1 $5.30

Materials cost

$103.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$134.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.80

Total project goal

$158.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$158.67

1 Donor

-$79.34

Donations toward project cost

-$67.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.90

match offer

-$79.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$67.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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