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Mrs. Rodriguez from Wilmington CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Like a Pro!

Help me give my students the opportunity to read the book How to Read Literature like a Professor to better understand what they read.

  • $572 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are highly intelligent, energetic, inquisitive and self motivated to learn. The majority of them, if not all, come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds whose families are struggling to make ends meet. For most of my students, their parents or family struggles motivate them to stay in school; they see the value in education and they want to pursue a higher education degree which, for many of them, will be the first college degree in the family.

Unfortunately for many of my students, their families economic background affects them tremendously in a way that puts them at a loss against other students whose families are well-off and who have more resources that will secure a spot for them at better or more prestigious universities and which will ensure success.

I am working hard to provide as many resources as I can to equip my students with competitive reading and writing skills that will help them be ready to compete against those more fortunate students.

My Project

My students are currently enrolled in an Advanced Placement English class and they are struggling with both, the quantity and quality of reading. They lack the vocabulary and experience with reading to understand concepts and make connections from book to book, book to self and book to life in general.

Allowing them the opportunity to read this book, which explains what sort of material to look for to better understand the concepts, characters and setting will give them strategies that will help them better understand what they read at the literal level as well as the figurative level and subsequently equip them with better reading and writing skills.

Mrs. Rodriguez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition • Amazon Business $10.29 40 $411.60

Materials cost

$411.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.66

Total project goal

$571.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.09

8 Donors

-$285.10

Donations toward project cost

-$243.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.02

match offer

-$285.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$242.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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