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Mrs. Childers from Dayton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Catching Fire in our Classroom

My students need 30 copies of Catching Fire, book number two in The Hunger Game Trilogy!

  • $506 goal

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My Students

Sherman ones once said, "œIf one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, ones chances of survival increase with each book one reads." That's what I am trying to instill in my students; a love of reading that will better their chances of being a success story.

Located in the heart of an urban community, our junior high school consists of 7th and 8th grade students.

We are a district of bright, inspirational, minority students. Our district is considered economically disadvantaged with our students living in high poverty areas.

My Project

Do you remember what it was like to finish your "favorite" book? There was a mixture of sadness that it was over and yet, a true love of the book and its characters. Do you remember how you could almost see those characters in your head and how, on the best parts, you would close your eyes to go to sleep at night and the book would play like a movie in your head? This is the love of reading that I am trying to inspire in my students. I am requesting 30 copies of Catching Fire so that my students can continue on their quest of this trilogy. We will be exploring cross-curricular aspects of the novel, including analyzing probability in our class reaping, exploring plants and their purposes, evaluating industry and proximity in the United States, and deepening our understanding of character, plot, setting, theme, and author's purpose. Finally, we will analyze, compare and contrast the 74th & 75th Hunger Games.

Catching Fire is a novel about sustainability, endurance, and survival.

My students can relate to many of the themes in this novel on a personal level. This classroom set will allow our students to read a relative, contemporary, compelling piece of literature that we can engage, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate as a class. This novel will allow them to continue to engage in and make relevant meaning of something they have read.

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Mrs. Childers
Grades 6-8
  • Richard Allen School-Edgemont
  • Dayton, OH

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This project will reach 105 students.

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Catching Fire • AKJ Books $13.13 30 $393.90

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