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Mrs. Newman from Tucson AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

If You Want to Be Happy, Practice Compassion

My students need non-fiction book club titles that will foster compassion for animals as well as help them to examine their role in conservation.

  • $312 goal

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My Students

My school's students are approximately 75% minority, most students are from low-income families, and we are low-performing according to the state test. Our goal is to graduate students who are ready for college or a career.

My students, like many teens, call themselves non-readers.

However, my students have already found successes this year as they've been able to make choices when it comes to their reading. It has been amazing to see them change their perceptions of themselves as readers.

My Project

My students will be participating in nonfiction book clubs this year. The titles in this project will help my students to learn about various domestic animals (the dog, the rat, and the horse) as well as examine troubling trends in extinctions. Students will read these texts while participating in student-choice book clubs. Their discussions will be driven by their own impressions of the books.

My students are compassionate about animals already and these books will offer them the opportunity to better discuss how animals impact their lives.

Students will then be able to use these books as they transition into writing informative/explanatory essays. And for those students who find a true compassion, will then extend into their argumentative essays.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human • Amazon Business $13.29 5 $66.45
The Tale of the Dancing Slaughter Horse: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.19 5 $50.95
Misunderstood: Why the Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pet Ever • Amazon Business $9.89 5 $49.45
Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth’s Most Dominant Species • Amazon Business $9.79 5 $48.95

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