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Ms. Nelson from Concord CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Dreaming With Open Eyes

Help me give my students the opportunity to participate in novel studies with these new engaing chapter books.

  • $279 goal

This project expired on February 26, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The other day, I was talking with a student and he told me, "Everyone always says I have potential. They say it, but that's it. Nothing happens." While it is true, all of my students have amazing potential, they feel stuck in special education. Their deficits frustrate them, and they feel like they cannot learn, but the passion for learning is there, it just needs to be discovered. To quote Ignacio Estrada:

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn."

My Project

My class is made up of 15 struggling readers. They often shut down and refuse to read as it can be a frustrating task. I searched for high interest books that are also age appropriate. This is often a challenging feat, but I managed to find two good books that I am excited to share with my students.

Through a novel study and group reading, I hope to open the door to the dreamworld that reading a good book can teleport you to.

Moving forward, I hope I can ignite the spark in each of my students that I too hold within me- A passion for reading.

"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong."

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ms. Nelson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life • AKJ Education $5.84 16 $93.44
Chasing Vermeer • AKJ Education $5.83 16 $93.28

Materials cost

$186.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$236.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.75

Total project goal

$278.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$278.35

4 Donors

-$278.35

Donations toward project cost

-$236.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.75

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$0.00

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