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Mrs. Watson from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Meaning in Literature!

My students need a way to discuss difficult or controversial subjects that they encounter in their lives; the book Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper will allow them to do so.

  • $775 goal

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My Students

My 7th grade language arts classroom is less of a class and more of a community, where we are all sharing ideas and communicating and learning from one another at the same time.

The students who I have the pleasure of guiding have the ability to make great changes in the world given the right information and tools, and I want to help my students to reach their goals in life by giving them the tools to better understand, empathize, and communicate with others and through literature.

My desire is to make them informed and engaged citizens of the world, set on making it a beautiful, better, and more literate place.

My Project

The novel that I am requesting for all of my students deals with hot-button issues like drunk driving, teen suicide, and depression with skill and delicacy. Tears of a Tiger is a gripping novel that will mesmerize students with its relatable characters and honest portrayal of teenage angst and depression. As Tears of a Tiger is an epistolary novel, its inclusion in my classroom syllabus offers students a break from the traditional format of a novel and exposure to alternative forms of literary expression

In my class, Tears of a Tiger will act as a vehicle to drive important conversations for many issues that are relevant to adolescents in a powerful way.

Although death is a big focus of this novel, the many other themes, including parent-child relationships, responsibility, and emotional health not only provide for great literary lessons, but also serve to promote discussion about these real-life issues within a susceptible classroom of preteens or teenagers.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tears of a Tiger • Amazon Business $7.19 80 $575.20

Materials cost

$575.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$658.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.24

Total project goal

$774.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$774.94

3 Donors

-$341.65

Donations toward project cost

-$322.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$395.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$335.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$38.23

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$0.00

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