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Mrs. Tisdell from Worcester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Need Books to Reinvigorate Reading!

My students need classroom sets of high-interest books for their reading class. These books provide glimpses into the experiences of the lives of interesting teens.

  • $442 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When my students enjoy the books they are reading, the results are simply magical. The conversation they have, the debates that are started, and the questions asked are nothing short of excellent.

Students at this school come from all backgrounds and walks of life, with almost 80% of students identified as high-needs, 50% as English language learners, and 16% as having a disability that affects their learning.

While my students come from challenging backgrounds, they put in hard work every day in pursuit of academic excellence.

My Project

Around the age of 12 and 13, young teens begin to lose interest in reading. According to The New Yorker, teenage students often see reading at school and reading for pleasure as separate entities, that do not often cross paths. This is often because the books prescribed in school curriculums are simply not interesting to them.

The books in this project are award-winning high-interest books for teens to encourage their independent reading habits in school.

Each book is selected because it is highly captivating, has rich language, and is age-appropriate for the student population. With these books, students will build their desire to read independently for enjoyment and to engage critically with the material.

This project includes two class sets of books.

Mrs. Tisdell
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 25 $188.75
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.07 25 $151.75

Materials cost

$340.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$375.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.28

Total project goal

$441.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.89

7 Donors

-$391.89

Donations toward project cost

-$350.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.81

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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