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Ms. Hernandez from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Slam Tradition With Slam Poetry

Help me give my students a refreshing new way to study the art of poetry through a book which uplifts characters they can relate to and fully engage with.

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am super excited to be welcoming and learning alongside the bright young minds in San Francisco. My students come from many different cultures and countries bringing a wealth of knowledge and talents to our amazing school and my classroom.

They are energized and talented readers and writers who should be reflected in their curriculum and given the opportunity to reflect on their individual identities through literature.

That is exactly what I aim to foster in my English class! San Francisco students love to engage in the work of reflection and critique, and what is literary work if not that.

My Project

Taking 9th graders through a poetry unit can often times be a difficult task as they struggle to understand the technique and the artistry of work written decades before they were even born. Elizabeth Acevedo's trailblazing novel written in a variety of poetry structures allows students to access the more difficult concepts of poetry reading and writing because many of them see themselves in this text!

Students will read and listen to the author herself reading many of the chapters in the book so that they are also exposed to the art of slam poetry.

The unit will consist of Socratic seminar discussions, group annotation, group projects and finally a writing of their own poetry collection to showcase for their peers.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Poet X • AKJ Education $13.13 33 $433.29

Materials cost

$433.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.90

Total project goal

$599.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.34

10 Donors

-$581.69

Donations toward project cost

-$509.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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