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Mrs. Walsh from Trenton NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Loser Is Loved!

Help me give my students twenty five copies of "Loser" by Jerry Spinelli.

  • $188 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach three general education 7th grade classes this year. Our school is in an urban high poverty area, my students have a wide range of reading levels and needs. The school district has suffered so many budget cuts that I am left with no money to purchase anything but mandated material, and I need to update my classroom library.

Literature is a great escape from every day life and by being exposed to various characters my students get to experience life from different perspectives.

Each character they meet takes them from their world and exposes them to another world they are not familiar with.

My Project

Do you remember that one kid in your class that just wasn't on the same page as you? He seemed slightly off and at the same time completely happy with his life. Well that is the character Donald that Jerry Spinelli brings to life in "Loser".

I open my class with a 15-20 minutes of literature activities.

The students will respond to a Do Now and begin the day. Then they will listen to a read aloud of the novel. Next they will respond to a prompt and discuss with classmates what they heard today. Finally my students will complete a culminating project about the novel.

I believe that the message that the novel "Loser" conveys is one that every child will benefit. After reading "Loser" I know my students will see that being different isn't a bad thing, its a great thing!

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Mrs. Walsh
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Loser • AKJ Education $5.10 25 $127.50

Materials cost

$127.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$159.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.13

Total project goal

$187.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$187.54

2 Donors

-$187.54

Donations toward project cost

-$159.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.13

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$0.00

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