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Mrs. Sluys from Chula Vista CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Giver - Making Personal Connections

Help me give my students their own copy of "The Giver" so they can delve deep into the characters and meaning behind Lois Lowry's greatest piece of work and show their artistic interpretation through oil pastels.

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My Students

Located in a suburb of San Diego, CA, my twenty-nine 6th grade students learn in a diverse setting filled with opportunity. Our Title 1 elementary school has special day classes, English only classes, Spanish Dual Immersion classes, and a preschool. My students see and interact with diverse students and teachers with various specialized needs on a daily basis.

My students clearly embody passionate young minds who are vocal, artistic, and informed on current events.

They love to discuss their opinions and make connections in the classroom to real world situations. I am passionate in bringing relevant topics that will engage their thinking, open them up to new ideas, and empower their learning. Helping mold my students to become informed, confident, creative thinkers is one of my highest priorities before they graduate elementary school and head off into the unpredictable world of middle school.

My Project

By students each having their own copies of the book, they are able to follow along and visualize the text as well as pick up on any unique spelling, wording, or writing in the text. Oil pastels will be used as a culminating project to show their understanding of the major themes of the book as well as connections made through the characters.

Giving each student their own book, puts power and critical thinking in their hands.

Students will be able to reread chapters as needed, analyze characters more in depth, and examine Lois Lowry's writing style. This will especially help my English learners and students with disabilities. Students will also be exposed to other books with a similar genre and themes in hopes that they find a new book or author they want to learn more about.

Mrs. Sluys
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 29 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.98 32 $223.36
20013-2509 - Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $2.84 30 $85.20
The Giver • AKJ Education $21.86 1 $21.86
We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy: Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures • Amazon Business $17.61 1 $17.61
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
The House of the Scorpion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The City of Ember (The City of Ember Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52

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