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Mrs. Yankie from Waco TX is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Teaching the Teacher

I need the professional development materials such as Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature and 180 DAYS: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents to increase learning and engagement in my class.

  • $199 goal

This project expired on September 10, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach English Language Arts to students who are located in a high poverty area. Most of my students are struggling readers and writers. However, my students work hard at learning and achieving the reading and writing goals that each student has set for themselves.

My students learn best when materials are engaging and culturally relevant.

With the materials that I have selected, I will learn how to best provide my students with engaging and meaningful reading and writing opportunities.

My Project

Reading and learning are fundamental skills for students and teachers alike. Acquiring professional resources, such as these texts, will allow teachers to learn and grown in his or her chosen profession. With these resources, I can work collaborate with my peers and continue to grow as a teacher in English Language Arts, and our school culture and students will benefit in the process because I will increase my knowledge in using materials that are culturally relevant as well use materials that are engaging. Engaged students learn more and retain knowledge which will allow my students to become better readers and writers.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 493 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature: with 65 fresh mentor texts from Dave Eggers, Nikki Giovanni, Pat Conroy, Jesus Colon, Tim O'Brien, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and many more • Amazon Business $36.06 1 $36.06
Upstanders: How to Engage Middle School Hearts and Minds with Inquiry • Amazon Business $31.11 1 $31.11
180 DAYS: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents • Amazon Business $30.94 1 $30.94
Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters • Amazon Business $27.77 1 $27.77
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood. and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87

Materials cost

$136.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.79

Total project goal

$198.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.59

3 Donors

-$98.99

Donations toward project cost

-$84.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.32

match offer

-$98.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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