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Poppin' Poetry Partnerships

Help me give my students high quality verse novels to explore themes and author's craft for poetry book clubs.

My Students

Thirteen and fourteen year-old kids still love to read! Igniting a life-long passion for reading is what I am all about. Through reading workshop, my students have been introduced to genres and book titles they may not choose on their own. They are demonstrating deep thinking about the books they select and they are making connections to their own lives and the world around them.

Each day in eighth grade always brings something new!

My students bring a sense of wonder and excitement to my classroom.

My Project

Poetry can be daunting to a young audience; however, with today's authors and subjects, poetry is reinvented. Eighth grade students enjoy reading about controversial topics and some of today's verse novels do just that. Students also enjoy reading books that are representative of themselves and what they like. Once again, today's verse novels do just that. Providing students with a variety of verse novels gives them the authority to read what they are interested in while making sure they are reaching the skills being taught like figurative language, author's craft, and theme.

Reading verse novels gives students a sense of accomplishment.

Some verse novels are lengthy, but when students finish reading it in a shorter amount of time, they are more likely to read another and another. This also helps with their reading stamina that they will need in high school and beyond.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
Fallout (Crank) • Amazon Business $10.70 4 $42.80
What My Mother Doesn't Know • Amazon Business $10.49 4 $41.96
Knockout: (Middle Grade Novel in Verse, Themes of Boxing, Personal Growth, and Self Esteem, House Arrest Companion Book) • Amazon Business $10.29 4 $41.16
Glass (Crank Trilogy) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
The Sky between You and Me • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Because I Am Furniture • Amazon Business $7.63 4 $30.52
Swing (Blink) • Amazon Business $7.49 4 $29.96
Peace, Locomotion • Amazon Business $7.07 4 $28.28
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $9.36 3 $28.08
Locomotion • Amazon Business $6.79 4 $27.16
Love That Dog • Amazon Business $6.98 3 $20.94
Home of the Brave • Amazon Business $6.29 3 $18.87
Hate That Cat: A Novel • Amazon Business $5.64 3 $16.92

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This project will reach 100 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by A group of anonymous donors and 6 other donors.

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