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Ms. Adams from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature Groups for Building Fluency

Help me give my students books for literature circles. The list includes; prose, nonfiction, memoirs, contemporary novels, classic novels, plays, and graphic novels.

  • $1,493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Although Bryan Adams is considered a Title I school, it is also a high preforming school. The students come from very diverse cultural backgrounds. This makes English more difficult, but the students are exceptionally tenacious. In the past four years, my students have increased the school passing average on the English I End of Course by 12 percent!

Our school is also a Leadership Academy.

We are the largest comprehensive high school to have an LA. This program requires that each student defends their learning their sophomore and senior years through a presentation. Students present two to three projects to teachers and community member and explain what they learned and how they learned it. The presentations are exceptionally personal and powerful because the students take ownership of their learning. My students are also all part of an Early College Program. This means that at the end of their four years of high school the students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associates degree. The idea is to give at-risk students an opportunity to break a cycle without breaking the bank.

My Project

The books that I am asking for will allow me to run successful literature circles in my classes and allow my students to increase their reading endurance and fluency. In the classroom it is more beneficial to break down small sections in what are called close reads. However, the reading of full novels is essential to building the reading endurance and fluency that my students need in order to keep up with college level courses. In order to remedy this I have create literature circle projects. Throughout each grading cycle students, grouped by reading level, will read a book from cover-to-cover. Each week students will complete a discussion activity and meet in groups to discuss their novels. At the end of the grading cycle, students will complete an analysis project.

The issue I am having with successfully running literature circles is my limited access to texts.

If I want to order through the district they will never come in time. I can't afford to personally buy all of the books for my students, and many of my students can't afford to purchase the books themselves. Because of my circumstances I am unable to successfully run literature circles even though I know they will be exceptionally beneficial for my students and help ensure future educational success.

Ms. Adams
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Panda • AKJ Education $13.13 10 $131.30
We Were Liars • AKJ Education $13.13 10 $131.30
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $12.18 10 $121.80
Warm Bodies • AKJ Education $10.95 10 $109.50
Manga Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet • AKJ Education $10.94 10 $109.40
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.98 10 $89.80
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $8.58 10 $85.80
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $8.58 10 $85.80
Son of the Mob • AKJ Education $6.56 10 $65.60
If You Come Softly • AKJ Education $5.83 10 $58.30
Romiette And Julio • AKJ Education $5.83 10 $58.30
Jane Eyre • AKJ Education $4.34 10 $43.40
Wuthering Heights • AKJ Education $4.34 10 $43.40
Madame Bovary • AKJ Education $4.34 10 $43.40
The Hunchback of Notre Dame • AKJ Education $4.34 10 $43.40

Materials cost

$1,220.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,268.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$223.91

Total project goal

$1,492.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,492.72

5 Donors

-$1,475.25

Donations toward project cost

-$1,268.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$206.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

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$0.00

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