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Mrs. Wedell from Sonoma CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Crossover

Help me give my students the novel, The Crossover, a high-interest book. This novel will interest students while providing many opportunities to develop their understanding of figurative language, voice, and other important skills.

  • $463 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at our school come from diverse backgrounds. We are a rural school with a large population of Second Language and Dual Immersion students (students who are learning Spanish).

As a teacher in a low-income/high-poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges in and out of the classroom.

Despite the many challenges, I like to provide rich learning experiences to all of my students. When students are engaged, there is no limit to how much they can learn.

My Project

I am seeking copies of The Crossover, to encourage reading skills, improve vocabularies, and strengthen figurative language usage. Most of my struggling readers need books to capture interest. This novel will help students gain interest by using elements such as rhythm and rhyme, references to basketball, competition, girls, school, parents, and all things that must be conquered on and off the court.

Finding a book that captures students interests is tricky.

Finding books that meet their scholastic and struggling reading needs is even more difficult. The author, Kwame Alexander, understands teens. in particular, he remembers what it was like to be 12 - 15.

Mrs. Wedell
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Crossover • AKJ Education $9.38 35 $328.30

Materials cost

$328.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$393.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.40

Total project goal

$462.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$462.66

3 Donors

-$232.00

Donations toward project cost

-$197.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.80

match offer

-$230.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$196.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.60

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$0.00

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