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Ms. Howard from Richton Park IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Absolutely True Story of Part-Time Teenagers...

Help me give my students a class set of the Sherman Alexie novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

  • $383 goal

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My Students

I teach a diverse population of students with a myriad of social, emotional, learning, and behavioral needs. My students are a mixture of high functioning, average, and low-level readers, and many of my students struggle with ACEs. However, they will benefit from reading the novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

As an introduction to our first unit, Native American and Puritan Literature, I want my students to have an opportunity to connect the modern themes of the text to their lives and understand that the humanity of the past is not that far removed from "us".

My students have a great sense of humor, they are compassionate and caring individuals who will truly benefit from this emotion-evoking learning experience.

My Project

My students will have the opportunity to relate to a text that challenges societal ideologies about Native American history/literature as well as their own preconceived notions.

As an introduction to our first unit, Native American and Puritan Literature, I want my students to have an opportunity to connect the modern themes of the text to their lives and understand that the humanity of the past is not that far removed from "us".

My students will be engaged in the reading by making connections and sharing those connections in paired and group discussions, annotating passages and writing detailed summaries to demonstrate their comprehension and ability to relate to the text.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $8.30 35 $290.50

Materials cost

$290.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$324.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.33

Total project goal

$382.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.19

1 Donor

-$255.00

Donations toward project cost

-$216.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.25

match offer

-$127.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$108.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.08

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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