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  • $201 goal

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Mrs. Durham
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading to Learn!

My students need these books for their 8th grade reading unit over historical fiction that covers WWII.

My Students

GCMS is a small school in a rural community. We have many wonderful, capable students who struggle because they live in poverty. Additionally, our state legislature has eliminated funding for "Instructional Materials", meaning that the amount of money we have for things like books is exactly zero.

In a small, rural community, many students struggle to connect with historical events and different cultures.

In my 8th grade reading class, we are planning a WWII unit, where we spend an entire 9 weeks reading "The Diary of Anne Frank" (play), "Between Shades of Gray" (which details the oppression the Balkans faced from Stalin), and "Code Talker" (about the Navajo people who created a code the Japanese could not break and helped win the war). This unit will not only satisfy KY state law that requires teaching the Holocaust in middle school, but will also bring history & new cultures alive in the minds of young readers, while also encouraging empathy for those less fortunate.

To complete this unit we need books! The Anne Frank story is in our textbooks, but we still need multiple copies of "Between Shades of Gray" and "Code Talker". I hope you'll consider helping!

My Project

Students will use historical fiction based on World War II to enhance reading comprehension skills. These books will give students the opportunity to read individually, as well as corporately, and will also create an opportunity for these young readers to experience empathy for those who were oppressed during WWII.

Kentucky's State Legislature recently reduced funding for "instructional materials" to ZERO, so schools in KY have no dedicated funds with which to purchase the things our students need on a day-to-day basis.

These books will complete what my reading class needs for half of the school year. I hope you'll consider helping.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Between Shades of Gray • AKJ Education $7.29 10 $72.90
Code Talker • AKJ Education $6.56 10 $65.60

Materials cost

$138.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$170.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.10

Total project goal

$200.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$200.68

3 Donors

-$200.68

Donations toward project cost

-$170.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 90 students.

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