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Ms. Mock from Warren OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Poetry: When Opening Poetry Becomes Cooler Than Opening Snapchat

Help me give my students a poetry collection that sparks their creativity, encourages their development as readers, and validates their value, belonging, and humanity. Please help them fall in love with the power of words through this poetry.

  • $409 goal

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My Students

My students come to me from all over our county; an area that is extremely diverse in terms of culture, economics, political background, and physical/environmental surroundings. However, what they share is that they are all teenagers trying to maneuver adolescence while working toward a successful future in an area of town where it is difficult to rise out and become successful in life.

Often times, the students in my class are discovering themselves as authentic readers and writers for the first time in their lives.

Because of the diverse learners in my room, and their eagerness to learn and become successful, we need as much support as possible from the community that supports learners. I unfortunately cannot keep up with the funds to build each individual student in my classroom as an authentic reader and writer. This is what they each deserve. This is what they each need to live a fulfilling, successful life. This is what they need to rise out of the situations so many of them have lived their whole lives in and become they change they need for themselves and our world.

My Project

My students are currently obsessed with books of poetry. This is the first school year where students can not get enough poetry. They take one book home and the next day need another. In order to help feed their passion, I simply need more options! I currently have a handful of students who have read all of my books of poetry.

Please help support my classroom by putting books of poetry in the hands of eager students.

These books will make a difference to so many students by offering them more. My students are asking for poetry and I can't wait to give them these collections.

Ms. Mock
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anthology of Love • Amazon Business $40.28 1 $40.28
Disconnected: Poems & Stories of Connection and Otherwise • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
No Matter the Wreckage • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
DROPKICKromance • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Love Her Wild: Poems • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Depression & Other Magic Tricks • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Pillow Thoughts • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Dark Between Stars: Poems • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Please Don't Go Before I Get Better • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
The Sun and Her Flowers • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Her • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Whiskey Words & a Shovel I • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
2Fish: (a poetry book) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
the witch doesn't burn in this one • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Eighteen Years • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Nothing Is Okay • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Wild Embers • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Whiskey Words & a Shovel II • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Read This If: A Collection of Essays that Prove Someone Else Gets it, Too • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Roses by Moonlight • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
All The Reminders You Need To Get You Through Anything In Life • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Nocturnal • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Uncaged Wallflower • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50

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