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Ms. Dahlberg from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The House on Mango Street

My students need 30 copies of "The House on Mango Street" and 30 composition journals to use for literature circles, independent reading, and creative writing.

  • $389 goal

This project expired on March 7, 2011.

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My Students

My students are eager to read and discuss what they read within small groups. Unfortunately, we don't have enough classroom sets of books at my school. Our school only has very few sets of books at the 7th/8th grade level, all of which are lacking enough copies for all 27 of my students.

My students are 7th and 8th graders who attend a charter school on the west-side of Chicago.

My students are hard-workers who are driven by their own intrinsic motivation to excel in academics, however, our resources are somewhat limited. My students not only truly enjoy to read and write, they love to collaborate on their thoughts through book discussions.

My Project

These novels and composition journals will allow my class to collaborate in authentic book discussions through literary circles. My students will be engaged in vivid dialog about the plot of the novel. The composition journals will allow my students to reflect on their thoughts while reading "The House on Mango Street."

This project is so important because "The House on Mango Street" is about culture and diversity in the neighborhoods of Chicago.

The novels also brings up issue such as segregation and discrimination which will lead to very powerful discussions in my class. This project will leave a lasting impression on my students because they live in these same Chicago neighborhoods. Thank-you in advance for your contribution and dedication to the education of our youth.

Ms. Dahlberg
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros • Barnes and Noble $7.52 30 $225.60
JOURNAL MARBLE COMPOSITION BOOK -- Mead Composition Books; 1-Subject • Quill $2.15 30 $64.50

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