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

Literature Circles for Learning!

My students need dystopian books for literature circles!

  • $199 goal

This project expired on December 20, 2015.

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My Students

As a teacher, I want to instill a love of reading in my students. Many times, students lack motivation to read because the reading material is outdated and not interesting to the students. For this reason, I want to provide my students with books they actually want to read.

We are located in the South West side of Chicago, IL.

Our school is 99% Hispanic and we have a large population of English as a second language students. As a school, we do not have the resources or the funds to provide new books for students. My 7th graders are an energetic group of students who enjoy reading but are lacking interesting reading material.

My Project

These books will allow all students in my class to participate in literature circles. These literature circles are student led, which enables students to be cooperative learners while being deeply engaged in the literature. Most importantly, literature circles are fun for students as they allow the students to discuss, debate, and analyze the text with their peers. Additionally, I chose dystopian literature for two reasons. One of the reasons is that my students are genuinely interested in the genre. The second reason is because dystopian literature allows students to explore themes such as justice, responsibility, equality, and citizenship.

This project will help improve my classroom by allowing all students to participate in literature circles.

I currently only have enough books for one group to conduct literature circles. I found so much academic growth and success with that one group that I knew I needed to make this a class wide project. Literature circles empower students to engage and interact with literature that interests them.

Ms. O'Malley
Grades 6-8
  • Sawyer Elementary School - Sawyer Building
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Legend • Amazon Business $6.72 6 $40.32
Uglies • Amazon Business $7.31 5 $36.55
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.29 5 $31.45
Delirium (Delirium Trilogy) • Amazon Business $5.72 5 $28.60

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