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Ms. Bryant from Nashville TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Relatable Readings

My students need books that they find easy to relate to. These books offer diverse needs of the students. Each book meets concepts that my students tend to struggle with.

  • $592 goal

This project expired on November 1, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from low socioeconomic families, and I was surprised to find out that one student out of 97 came to school with school supplies. I have spent some of my own money to provide snacks for kids every day who even with breakfast and lunch provided are still hungry towards the end of the day.

Many teachers come into my school with a preconceived notion that these students need to be fixed, but in actuality they need someone to believe in them.

They also need to be provided with the correct equipment to reach success. My district has not been able to update the class set of reading books for over the past five years, and even before then most books were provided for a specific grade neglecting the eighth grade altogether. My students always say that they hate reading, but every year when I give them a book that they can relate to, they turn into your everyday book worm.

My Project

I am requesting each of these novels for very specific reasons. The Giver allows students to gain confidence in understanding a "dystopian" society. This genre is required by our district to read, but often the dystopian society only has a few similarities to our own. The Giver offers multiple moments for students to stop and relate the novel to things they do as second hand nature at schools and at their homes. This relatableness will allow students to understand the foundational concept that dystopian societies are built with a hope to make things better, but in reality things were taken too far.

The novel, "A Long Way Down," touches on concepts that are embedded in my students lives.

This novel follows a boy who is trying to make the decision to avenge his brothers death. As he takes a ride down an elevator, he is visited by those in his past who have been affected by gun violence. This book follows multiple poetry forms and will help students grasp figurative language concepts that even most adults struggle with.

Ms. Bryant
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.13 23 $301.99
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 25 $164.00

Materials cost

$465.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.76

Total project goal

$591.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.74

8 Donors

-$474.09

Donations toward project cost

-$417.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.11

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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