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Mrs. Morris from Oscoda MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Teens through Memoirs

Help me give my students choice memoir books to use in Language Arts.

  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are independent, thoughtful, and determined. Each one of them wants to break the mold of any stereotypes put into place for students with special needs.

Many students come into my classroom without the proper resources to further their literacy development.

Our school district is located in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan where the poverty rate is high.

Each student of mine comes into the classroom with different life experiences, resources, and needs which makes for a largely diverse classroom setting. Student choice is at the forefront of my classroom to help ensure each need is met.

My Project

This upcoming year, my class will have a unit focused on memoirs, where in the end they will write one of their own. Within my class, I encourage uniqueness and personal choice. Currently, I am only able to offer one choice of memoir to the students.

Student choice in books is the beginning to sparking a love of reading.

By having multiple memoirs for my students to chose from, there will be a deeper connection between the student and the book. Each student will be able to use their prior experiences in life to possibly identify themselves within the book.

I have asked for memoirs that span across many real life experiences. Even if a student has not been directly affected by one of the experiences, they may know someone who has.

Mrs. Morris
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
Elena Vanishing: A Memoir • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
A Piece of Cake: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Three Little Words: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58

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