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Ms. Foster from Concord CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read in French!

Help me give my students the teacher package for Brandon Brown Veut un Chien, which will provide 25 copies of the novel as well as activities to do while reading.

  • $350 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At heart, my students are just like middle schoolers anywhere in America. They want to fit in. They want to have friends. They want to be able to express their identities. They are excited about learning but complain about homework. They want to succeed.

And yet, my students struggle with issues that many other students their age do not.

Roughly 80% of them are English Learners, whether they were born in the U.S. or they have just moved here. Nearly 90% of them live in poverty. They experience racism and classism far too often and are grossly underestimated by many members of the surrounding community.

My Project

This project will provide my beginning French students with a French novel that is easy to comprehend. It is a short novel about a boy who desperately wants a dog until he realizes what a big responsibility it is.

Through reading this novel, students will gain confidence in their ability to learn and understand French.

They will be amazed by how much of the story they can understand, even in their first semester of French class.

This package will also make teaching easier, as it includes vocabulary practice and reading comprehension questions along with additional activities. I will be able to focus on instruction and classroom management, rather than recreating activities to accompany the novel.

Ms. Foster
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brandon Brown veut un chien – Teacher Package • Fluency Matters $228.00 1 $228.00

Materials cost

$228.00

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$20.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$297.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.46

Total project goal

$349.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$349.74

3 Donors

-$173.99

Donations toward project cost

-$149.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.60

match offer

-$173.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$147.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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