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Mrs. Roland from Tampa FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teenagers Want to Read!

My students need high interest books to compliment our regular curriculum.

  • $436 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I magnet high school that has a wide variety of career and technical programs that students participate in. Since we are not a designated neighborhood school, our students come from all over the county, often riding on a bus for hours in order to attend. In any one class, I might have students in a culinary program, a commercial art program, an architecture program or even a medical skills program. With such diverse needs, it's challenging to find ways to keep them all interested through the curriculum alone while still maintaining high standards of learning.

My Project

These books are going to give me the opportunity to offer students a chance to extend their learning outside of the classroom. When reading Sophocles' Antigone, for example, I get lots of students interested in Greek gods and goddesses. With these materials, I can offer students a manga, a graphic novel, Edith Hamilton's classic collection or even an illustrated reference book. We have to follow their interests if we want to make readers out of them! At the same time, it's important that we try to push them to read texts that they will learn and grow from. The focus of the sophomore curriculum is culture and community. As a class, we read one novel and two plays together throughout the year. Most of the time, however, our curriculum involves excerpts and shorter texts. These books would really compliment our class.

Mrs. Roland
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 162 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift) • AKJ Education $1.83 31 $56.73
Treasury of Greek Mythology Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
Julius Caesar • AKJ Education $4.34 4 $17.36
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.98 3 $14.94
Alexander Hamilton • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Turtles All the Way Down • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Oedipus Trapped by Destiny: TOON Graphic Mythology • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Odyssey (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) • AKJ Education $11.70 1 $11.70
A Thousand Splendid Suns • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Help • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Color Purple • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Go Set a Watchman • AKJ Education $10.48 1 $10.48
Manga Shakespeare Julius Caesar • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • AKJ Education $9.44 1 $9.44
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes • AKJ Education $9.00 1 $9.00
Paradise Lost • AKJ Education $8.76 1 $8.76
The Stranger • AKJ Education $8.20 1 $8.20
Ancient Greek Culture • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Julius Caesar (Graphic Shakespeare) • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Frankenstein • AKJ Education $3.61 2 $7.22
The Hobbit • AKJ Education $6.13 1 $6.13
Night • AKJ Education $5.89 1 $5.89
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Slaughterhouse-Five • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dracula • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Uncle Tom's Cabin • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Little Women (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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