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Ms. O'Doherty from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy for All

Help me give my students engaging books that they will love to read.

  • $1,466 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are of African American descent who are eager to learn. They have an innate love for learning as it distracts them from their neighborhood environment.

The community which they live in is filled with gangs, drug dealers, and shootings on a daily basis.

They come to school every single day, some of whom just lost a family member to violence. Their behavior in my class is flawless. They love being in school and reading about different subjects and themes.

My Project

Through previous donations from Donorschoose, my students gained three grade levels in reading. Now a new challenge arises. I need more difficult books to accommodate their growth and enable them to grow even more. These resources will be used for whole group instruction, Literature Circles as well as independent reading. The books will correlate to the Common Core Standards enabling them to compete with students from all areas. They will respond to Literature prompts through writing, group discussions, debates and Socratic Seminars. The new vocabulary that they will develop through the reading, writing and discussions will teach them how to read critically and analyze different aspects of Literature.

Ms. O'Doherty
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10 Favorite Books Grades 6-8 • AKJ Education $105.00 1 $105.00
Grade 6 High Interest, Low Readability • AKJ Education $80.74 1 $80.74
Grade 6 High Interest, Low Readability • AKJ Education $80.74 1 $80.74
Walter Dean Myers (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $68.77 1 $68.77
Walter Dean Myers (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $68.77 1 $68.77
Best for Boys - 6 - 7 (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $63.52 1 $63.52
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.29 10 $62.90
Graphic Universe (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $40.96 1 $40.96
Uglies (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $38.88 1 $38.88
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $6.99 5 $34.95
Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Winners (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $34.38 1 $34.38
Seedfolks • AKJ Education $6.56 5 $32.80
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
The Hate U Give Movie Tie-in Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Robert Cormier (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.18 1 $20.18
Crash • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Crash • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
SP90437 Student Pack Flush • AKJ Education $12.99 1 $12.99
SP90437 Student Pack Flush • AKJ Education $12.99 1 $12.99
Maniac Magee Student Pack • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Giver Student Pack • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
SP8426-Student Pack Pictures of Hollis Woods • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
SP8426-Student Pack Pictures of Hollis Woods • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Maniac Magee Student Pack • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Giver Student Pack • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Seedfolks Teacher Guide • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Bridge to Terabithia Teacher Guide NU248X • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Phantom Tollbooth Teacher Guide NU2900 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Romiette and Julio Teacher Guide NU0276 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Wrinkle in Time Teacher Guide NU1181 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Stargirl Teacher Guide NU8183 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Wrinkle in Time Teacher Guide NU1181 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Seedfolks Teacher Guide • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Bridge to Terabithia Teacher Guide NU248X • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Phantom Tollbooth Teacher Guide NU2900 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Romiette and Julio Teacher Guide NU0276 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Stargirl Teacher Guide NU8183 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.37 1 $8.37
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.37 1 $8.37
Outcasts United The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf A Year Told Through Stuff • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf A Year Told Through Stuff • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Outcasts United The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Al Capone Does My Shirts Student Pack SP0467 • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Al Capone Does My Shirts Student Pack SP0467 • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Slam! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Slam! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I Survived #6: I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived #11: I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
I Survived #4: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$1,197.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,245.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$219.79

Total project goal

$1,465.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,465.24

1 Donor

-$1,465.24

Donations toward project cost

-$1,245.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$219.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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