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Ms. Birchard from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Non-fiction Unit for Special Education Students

My students need 15 copies of the book "Gunstories: Life-Changing Experiences with Guns".

  • $169 goal

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I am a Special Education teacher in a New York City public high school. I teach 9th and 10th grade self-contained English and resource room. The disabilities of my students include speech/language impairments, ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger's, severe emotional disturbance, and more. All of my students are bright, motivated people who need that extra push to succeed. I am touched and inspired by their ability to face these tremendous obstacles. My 10th grade Special Education self-contained class has proved to be particularly challenging. Most of the students in this class are emotionally disturbed and exhibit various behavior problems. It is also difficult to find materials that this class finds interesting. Another teacher recommended a book called “Gunstories” which is a collection of teenagers’ narratives describing personal experiences with guns. “Gunstories” provides different viewpoints regarding gun control. This book would allow students to understand varying perspectives on a topic that they find engaging. Your donation will allow my students to read and practice their own persuasive writing. In this unit, my class will practice forming logical arguments about issues that are important to them. This is a skill that is extremely valuable for my students. Your donation will make it possible for my students to become interested in persuasive writing.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gunstories: Life-Changing Experiences with Guns S. Beth Atkin, S. Beth Atkin (Illustrator), S. Beth Atkin (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 15 $107.85

Materials cost

$107.85

Vendor shipping charges

$10.79

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$138.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.29

Total project goal

$168.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.29

3 Donors

-$80.85

Donations toward project cost

-$68.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.13

match offer

-$81.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$66.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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