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Ms. Buescher from Matthews NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sparking Teens' Interest In Reading!

My students need 10 copies of "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers.

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Take one step into my classroom and you will look into the eyes of 30 students representing nearly every race, religion, and socioeconomic background, all of which have an incredible amount of potential. I am an 8th grade Language Arts teacher in a North Carolina public school. It is a high performing school, especially despite the obstacles we face, such as a growing number of students in poverty and with limited English skills. I teach one honors class and two inclusion classes, in which half of the students in each have special needs such as learning disabilities, muscular dystrophy, Asperger’s syndrome, and autism.

I care for my students an incredible amount and know that every one of them has the potential to do great things. However, many of the resources available to them are not suited to meet their needs. I am looking for literature that represents the diversity in my classroom. With access to books that the students can relate to, I feel it helps to prevent them from falling through the cracks into illiteracy and ignorance. Many of my students are already at risk as a result of being homeless, having learning disabilities, or coming from families that do not place a high emphasis on the importance of education.

I know I can continue to reach these children but I feel that I need literature that is of high interest to them. I am in need of 10 copies of "Monster," by Walter Dean Myers. It received the Coretta Scott King Honor Award and ALA Best Book for Young Adults, among many others. Students are extremely interested in it as there are characters that they can relate to while also teaching them a profound lesson on justice and equality. If they have access to these types of books, as I have seen from experience, they will become more excited about reading and choose to become lifelong learners

Your help will ensure that my students get hooked on and understand the benefit of reading before it is too late. You can help struggling readers' eyes light up with excitement as many of them learn to enjoy reading for the first time in their lives!

Ms. Buescher
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Monster Walter Dean Myers, Christopher A. Myers (Illustrator), Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 10 $80.90

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