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Mrs. Sparling from Wabash IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Roses, Readers, & Research!

My students need 75 copies of The Lottery Rose novel. Our copies are over fifteen years old and are falling apart. The copies that aren't falling apart have a musty smell when the books are opened.

  • $493 goal

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My Students

My 7th-grade students live in a rural setting in Wabash, Indiana. We are unique in that our building is a 7-12 junior-senior high school. I teach one class of English 7 Honors, and another teacher teaches two classes of English 7.

We make great use of community speakers, and this year invited a person who works for the Department of Child Services to talk to the students about situations she has experienced while working with abused children.

Her experiences were similar to Georgie's, the main character in The Lottery Rose. The students asked fantastic questions which deepened their understanding of the novel.

Writing a research paper about child abuse is our culminating activity after reading The Lottery Rose. Students use the novel as a springboard for this research which helps motivate them in writing a research paper. Some of the connections students made to the novel were amazing!

My Project

Students read The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt in the 7th grade at our school. The students love this book! We need to buy 75 new copies so we can continue to read this book. Our budget for replacing novels has dwindled over the years as most of our fees go to our laptops.

Our copies are over fifteen years old, are musty, and the bindings are falling apart.

When I asked students if I should purchase this title again or a different one, they overwhelming voted to replace The Lottery Rose. As a final project, students will research child abuse and write a research paper about this challenging topic.

Mrs. Sparling
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lottery Rose • AKJ Education $5.10 75 $382.50

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