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Ms. Lyles from Murray KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sherlock Holmes for Seniors-Help Me Blow Their Minds!

Help me give my students a modern take on British literature. After having read Beowulf, and King Arthur, I think they need a more modern novel to compare.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have regular English IV students. Many are college-bound, but many are interested in on-the-job training or entering a technical training program. Many are reluctant readers, so I am trying to inspire them with more interesting reading choices. I want reading to become more fun for them in the future.

In my rural school I am attempting to encourage a love of reading and studying so that my students will become informed citizens and will be more creative in their way of thinking.

My Project

By reading Sherlock Holmes, my students will be exposed to a different view of life and a different thinking process. This should open their minds to other ways of doing things, sparking creativity in problem solving and discovery, enabling them to be better citizens in the world.

My seniors are about to graduate and enter the real world.

Often employers say that new graduates don't employ enough problem-solving strategies and need to be trained in creativity. Whether they are entering college, entering the workforce, or entering some other type of training, being exposed to different views and ways of thinking and learning about them, should broaden their mindset to new options.

Ms. Lyles
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 150 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Wordsworth Classics) • Amazon Business $3.95 60 $237.00

Materials cost

$237.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.75

Total project goal

$318.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$318.31

5 Donors

-$268.31

Donations toward project cost

-$228.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.25

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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