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Mrs. Kieran from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Syncing Fiction With Nonfiction

My students need blank books to create their own nonfiction books.

  • $338 goal

This project expired on January 10, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The creativity that bursts forth from my Middle Schoolers is sometimes hard to channel, but we have an idea that we think will do the trick.

I work at a Title I Middle School where many of my students are often short on money, but never short on creativity.

They are ready, willing, and able to express themselves creatively, but they must also meet the standards and make the grade. Achieving these two goals is a challenge for any teacher, but my librarian and I have plan to achieve just that. Not only will they learn important research skills but they might even have fun along the way!

My Project

Each year, with the help of our librarian, my Language Arts students complete either a genre or author study in which they read novels (mostly fictional) of their own choosing. Nonfiction is the ugly stepsister that few students seem to want to pursue. In keeping with the new tougher emphasis on research and nonfiction, we've decided to create a project in which the students will create nonfiction books that focus on an aspect of nonfiction that their novels or author addresses. In order for the project to appear as professional as possible, we would like all students to have their own blank book to turn into their own nonfiction book.

In the real world, it's often sink or swim.

By syncing fiction and nonfiction together in this way, we hope that we will help our students swim towards a new appreciation of nonfiction while meeting the new Common Core Standards.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK BLANK 12 PAGES RECTANGLE PACK OF 12 • ABC School Supply, Inc/School Spec. $16.14 14 $225.96

Materials cost

$225.96

Vendor shipping charges

$22.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$286.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.64

Total project goal

$337.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$337.59

2 Donors

-$300.53

Donations toward project cost

-$286.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.06

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$0.00

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