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Mrs. Thomas from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Horror in Literature: Scaring Students Into Become Avid Readers!

Help me give my students the books they need to start them on the path of reading for fun.

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a large, urban, public school with almost three thousand students. Our population is incredibly diverse with students walking our halls from almost every continent. Despite the many challenges they face, they all tend to have one thing in common and that is a desire to do well and be successful.

Like so many urban schools, our funding can be limited and as an ELA teacher getting enough books that the children can actually take home and read is always a problem.

So many of the students ask if they can take the book home and it is always difficult for me when I have to tell them no and explain why. These are great kids and should have the same opportunities regarding literature that's afforded to those living in other school districts.

My Project

Inspiring students to read in this modern world of technology and instant gratification is challenging. Often by Senior year students have had enough of the classics, and may even feel that they have had little say in what they got to read. With college on the horizon it is important to show them that English classes and reading can reflect their own interests and even inspire them to read on their own, outside of school.

These books, Watchers and Something Wicked This Way Comes, are designed to reignite an interest in reading by showing them how powerful words can be and how with the right story and a little imagination they can create the ultimate reading experience.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Watchers • AKJ Education $11.68 30 $350.40
Something Wicked This Way Comes Teach and Learn Collection (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $30.65 1 $30.65

Materials cost

$381.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.55

Total project goal

$490.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.32

1 Donor

-$490.32

Donations toward project cost

-$416.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.55

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$0.00

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