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Mrs. Rudloff from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Poetry Inspires

My students need 25 books of poems to foster their interest in poetry.

  • $554 goal

This project expired on March 28, 2011.

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My Students

From lyrics to limericks, poetry inspires students to think creatively and to make an emotional connection to literature. Our students need poetry books in the library that expose them to the rich world of creative writing.

Our school is a free, public charter high school that is open to any area student who is willing to undertake a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum.

Students come from a variety of backgrounds, and many are from high-poverty areas in Oklahoma. Our goal is to prepare all students to attend a 4-year university, regardless of what their educational experience might have been prior to high school. Many of our students are the first in their families to attend high school, and will be the first of their relatives to attend college.

My Project

We'd like 25 poetry books for our library media center, to promote literacy and students' emotional connection to literature. Our wish list includes poetry books by a diverse group of authors and anthologies of American and British poetry. Our students have come to the library seeking poetry for a variety of reasons, and our collection needs to be updated to meet their needs.

Students looking for poems may be working on literature projects, seeking stimulation for their creative writing endeavors, or just hoping to be entertained and emotionally connected.

Poetry books in our media center will help them find the inspiration they seek!

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

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This project will reach 480 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.98 1 $12.98
A Light in the Attic Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.98 1 $12.98
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.98 1 $12.98
You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems about Boys Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East Naomi Shihab Nye • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing up Latino in the United States Lori Carlson, Oscar Hijuelos (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
With Their Eyes: September 11th -- The View from a High School at Ground Zero Annie Thoms, Taresh Batra (Editor), Created by Taresh Batra, Created by Anna Belc • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States Lori Marie Carlson, Oscar Hijuelos (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $11.59 1 $11.59
Night Without Armor: Poems Jewel, Jewel Kilcher, Ashanti, Jewel (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $9.69 1 $9.69
Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $13.76 1 $13.76
The Top 500 Poems William Harmon (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $28.38 1 $28.38
Something Permanent Cynthia Rylant, Walker Evans (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $13.68 1 $13.68
One Hundred Selected Poems E. E. Cummings • Barnes and Noble $9.57 1 $9.57
Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays (Library of America) Robert Frost, Richard Poirier (Editor), Mark Richardson (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $18.01 1 $18.01
Americans' Favorite Poems Robert Pinsky, Favorite Poem Project (U. S.), Maggie Dietz (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $22.32 1 $22.32
Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Robert Frost Harold Bloom • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Leaves of Grass and Other Writings (A Norton Critical Edition) Walt Whitman, Michael Moon, Sculley Bradley, Harold W. Blodgett, Michael (Ed.) Moon • Barnes and Noble $11.76 1 $11.76
Random House Treasury of Friendship Poems Patricia S. Klein (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $9.69 1 $9.69
Treasury of Spanish Love Poems, Quotations and Proverbs Juan Serrano (Editor), Susan Serrano (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $9.08 1 $9.08
Rose That Grew from Concrete Tupac Shakur • Barnes and Noble $10.94 1 $10.94
American Poetry: The Twentieth Century (e.e. cummings to May Swenson) (Library of America), Vol. 2 Robert Hass (Compiler), John Hollander (Compiler), Carolyn Kizer (Compiler), Marjorie Perloff (Compiler), Nathaniel Mackey (Compiler) • Barnes and Noble $28.42 1 $28.42
American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century (Library of America College Edition) Various, John Hollander (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $12.77 1 $12.77
American Poetry: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries David Sheilds (Editor), Dale Degroff • Barnes and Noble $32.49 1 $32.49
American Poetry: The Twentieth Century (Henry Adams to Dorothy Parker), Vol. 1 Robert Hass (Compiler), John Hollander (Compiler), Carolyn Kizer (Compiler), Marjorie Perloff (Compiler), Nathaniel Mackey (Compiler) • Barnes and Noble $28.42 1 $28.42
The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry Carl Woodring (Editor), James Shapiro (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $41.80 1 $41.80

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