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Mrs. Jones from Norfolk VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Hope Through Love & Literacy

My students need balanced literacy options for thematic units, which include: survival, determination, civil rights, holocaust and love/family. The requested titles will provide high interest book club selections for the Literacy and Read + Relax Lounges.

  • $581 goal

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My Students

Our school is a cornerstone of Norfolk Public Schools, a proudly diverse urban community in the tidewater area of Virginia. Many of the students at our school are thriving learners, who are striving to overcome social, emotional and academic obstacles that often create learning gaps in vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills.

With our school's "Read Up, Write On" initiative, our school community provides a safe environment to inspire and support our diverse student population to become productive citizens through critical thinking, reading, writing and speaking and problem solving.

My Project

Many of our students are emerging readers, and our mission is to inspire hope through Love and Literacy. Book selections such as "Refugee" and "Bronx Masquerade" promote relevant themes of survival and community that will pique students’ interest in reading and promote writing and discussion beyond just literary analysis.

These books will provide a balanced literacy experience for our students in our Literacy "LIT" Lounge and Read and Relax "R&R" Lounges, where students and staff will meet in small groups to discuss books that promote social and emotional learning.

Our current book selections include great traditional "classics" for teachers to use for instruction, but in order to cultivate a love for literacy and build their cultural capacity, our readers need these additional book options.

Mrs. Jones
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $11.89 10 $118.90
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.29 10 $112.90
Bronx Masquerade • Amazon Business $8.52 10 $85.20
Making Bombs for Hitler • Amazon Business $7.09 10 $70.90
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.88 10 $68.80

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