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Mrs. Sherman from Maple Heights OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Turn The Hate U Give Into a Love of Reading!

My students need to have their own copy of the book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas in order to follow along and gain reading fluency while engaging in the text.

  • $616 goal

This project expired on August 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are reluctant readers in need of motivation. Most of them are on IEPs and require high interest text to engage. They struggle with reading fluency and comprehension. Most of them are reading well below grade level as a result of their disabilities, but they want to experience text that is interesting and relevant to them.

Exposing them to text that is at their grade level through a read aloud is an excellent way to bring them interesting content in the text while allowing comprehension through listening.

My Project

I believe that my students will find The Hate U Give interesting and engaging, which will encourage a love for stories and reading. My goal is to read this book aloud with the class and supplement it with non-fiction text that is relevant to the story line. Students will be encouraged to read, independently, choosing from several other texts on the same topic after we finish.

I want this text, the non-fiction supplements, and discussions to lead to curiosity and interest in attempting more challenging text on their own.

This is the amazon summary of the book:

"Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life."

Mrs. Sherman
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 45 $485.55

Materials cost

$485.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$522.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.26

Total project goal

$615.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$615.09

2 Donors

-$534.08

Donations toward project cost

-$522.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$81.01

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$0.00

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