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Mrs. Tabeche from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Research and The Writing Process

My students need a binding machine, bindings, and presentation covers to create research portfolios for their end-of-semester self-chosen topic research essay.

  • $165 goal

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My Students

My students attend public school in a suburban area northeast of Houston, Texas.

Most of my students were directly impacted by the hurricane, losing their belongings, houses, and a lot of instructional time during our three weeks off of school!

Our campus was flooded and we were displaced for the entire fall semester. Only now are we back on an unfinished campus, working to get things as close to normal as possible.

My students have been very resilient through all our problems this year, and I'm excited to see what they will be able to do when our circumstances are better. This year has been a year of coming together and overcoming crazy obstacles to our learning and I'm very proud and hopeful for them and all they've learned through these experiences!

My Project

After the flooding from the hurricane, a lot of our tools were damaged or lost. We have lost our binding machine and I wish to utilize this to create scaffolded research portfolios for my AP Language and Composition students. Many of my students are lacking the foundation in research skills and the writing process, and I'd like to remedy this to help them in their college dual-credit courses and future success in English.

I know that creating these solid booklet form portfolios will help students keep track of their work throughout the long process of data collection.

This research essay will be completed on a self-chosen topic. So far this year, we have explored argument through looking at different issues in society such as environmentalism, racism, and gender inequality. I'm hoping that this project will allow students to choose something their passionate to learn more about, and that they will get to experience a variety of perspectives on their searches. These research portfolios will be a collection of their data and argued points and help them in the process of synthesizing what they read and interpreting it into their own ideas.

Mrs. Tabeche
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swingline GBC Binding Machine, Manual, CombBind System, BindMate (7706170) • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Fellowes 52326 Plastic Comb Bindings, 1/2" Diameter, 90 Sheet Capacity, Black, 100 Combs Per Pack, Sold As 4 Packs - Bundle Includes Plexon Ballpoint Pen • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Fellowes Binding Grain Presentation Covers, Letter, Navy, 50 Pack (52124) • Amazon Business $6.50 4 $26.00

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