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Ms. Belser from Washington DC is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature Circles Provide Choice and Inspiration!

Help me give my students new and exiting titles that will allow them choice in what they read!

  • $607 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Project

My students are wonderful and inspiring young people. They are just starting their high school experience and deserve to be inspired by the books they read. Many of them are struggling readers, and most of them have never had a say in what they read at school. The curriculum in our district is fairly prescribed, offers little choice and limits students opportunity to direct their own learning. We are trying to change that!

This literature circle unit will provide a student centered and student driven learning experience.

They will opt into a book study group based on which book they want to read. With their peers, they will set their own reading calendar, engage in authentic book discussions and design an end of unit project that reflects their learning and thinking inspired by the text.

The titles in this project reflect the backgrounds and experiences of my students. Many students (past and present) were consulted when making this list of books and therefore, many of these vetted titles are sure to draw in even my most reluctant students!

Ms. Belser
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.69 5 $68.45
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
We Are Not from Here • Amazon Business $9.89 6 $59.34
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears • Amazon Business $10.98 5 $54.90
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $6.98 7 $48.86
How Beautiful We Were • Amazon Business $12.18 4 $48.72
American Street • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $10.89 4 $43.56
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $5.91 4 $23.64

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