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Mrs. Fraczek from Stratford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students fresh copies of the most wanted in-demand books!

  • $442 goal

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My Students

My students are beautifully diverse in every way. They speak many different languages and have varied experiences. There are some students facing serious challenges including mental illness, abandonment, and poverty.

Our language arts classroom unites us as we explore social issues through literature.

We use book clubs as a way to discuss tough topics while harnessing the power of inspirational stories. Our exploration of literature improves students' literacy skills, and the interpersonal connections made through the study of literature leads to a more accepting and kind classroom.

My Project

With every unit comes intense excitement... followed by moans of disappointment when there aren't enough copies of the "best" books to form book clubs or reading pairs. Books about social justice, like Claudette Colvin and I Will Always Write Back are favorites. Additionally, the book called Vincent and Theo is tremendously popular. The Van Gogh brothers share an amazing friendship, but they struggle with mental illness during a time period when it's very misunderstood. The book (much like Vincent's art) is breathtaking.

This project will enable more students to read the most popular titles while working collaboratively in partnerships or book clubs.

When working in pairs or groups, students develop important social and interpersonal communication skills while thinking deeply about themes, character development, and life lessons. Together, they set reading goals and work as a team to analyze literature.

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Mrs. Fraczek
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sachiko • AKJ Education $14.59 8 $116.72
I Will Always Write Back • AKJ Education $8.75 10 $87.50
I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior • AKJ Education $7.29 9 $65.61
Vincent and Theo • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
Claudette Colvin • AKJ Education $9.09 2 $18.18
Black Ships Before Troy • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Red Scarf Girl • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66

Materials cost

$340.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$375.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.29

Total project goal

$441.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.91

1 Donor

-$220.96

Donations toward project cost

-$187.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.14

match offer

-$220.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.14

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$0.00

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