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

Poetic Equity

Help me give my students an accessible American novel that they can read and will be engaged with!

  • $567 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a reflection of the world. I teach English Language Learners who come from South America, Africa, Central America, Asia and Mexico to make Houston their home. They often come with vast knowledge that other students have never seen or experienced. My job is to nurture them and provide a safe place for them to read and write in English.

I feel beyond lucky to teach the students I do and feel that they need access the same as every other student in America.

My Project

The novel choices I have selected are written in poetic form and are easier for students learning English to interact with, while still being engaging and thought provoking. The ideas addressed in the novels provide opportunities for rich discussion in English and also allow students to read independently without being overwhelmed of the number of words in another language flooding the page.

Although the topics are essentially American, the themes are about grief, loss, anger, love and social injustice, are all things that any teenager can relate to, especially students who come to America from other countries.

Although we have many of the classic American novels for students, it is very intimidating when you are first learning the language to see hundreds of words on a page in another language. These novels in poem form, help take the fear out of reading in English and also build engagement because the topics are so intriguing.

Ms. Leman
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 25 $274.75
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 25 $169.75

Materials cost

$444.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$481.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.91

Total project goal

$566.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$566.08

3 Donors

-$358.03

Donations toward project cost

-$304.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.70

match offer

-$208.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$176.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.21

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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