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Ms. Christian from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Read Because We Lead

My students need reading material to encourage them in creativity and to stretch their imagination.

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students represent those fresh out of elementary and those about to enter high school. With this sixth grade/eighth grade split, my student representation is challenging and creates a plethora of opportunity for self reflection and growth. The sixth graders are feeling the freedom that comes with being unleashed from the elementary boundaries and recognizing that freedom carries responsibility. My eighth graders are welcoming more independence but will find out later (maybe after Christmas) that high school looms. Fun Year Ahead!!

My Project

These books will make a difference in the reading lives of middle school students in that they allow the student to have a free choice of reading beyond their text book. Middle school students (especially struggling readers) tend to become frustrated with Poetry; therefore, I chose this genre in order for them to have the exposure needed to excel.

As an advocate of reading the written words, in addition to screen time, these materials encourage students to delve into their own creative thinking and writing styles.

I am building a reading area and a library to model what a safe reading and writing environment looks like.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poets for Young Adults Their Lives And Works • AKJ Education $66.00 2 $132.00
Poems for Building Reading Skills Levels 6-8 • AKJ Education $21.89 4 $87.56
Swimming Upstream Middle School Poems • AKJ Education $13.13 3 $39.39
Time You Let Me In 25 Poets under 25 • AKJ Education $16.10 2 $32.20
Poetry Speaks Who I Am • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
Harlem A Poem • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
You Hear Me? Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
All the Broken Pieces • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Am the Darker Brother An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Blue Lipstick Concrete Poems • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$446.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.30

Total project goal

$568.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.67

2 Donors

-$568.67

Donations toward project cost

-$483.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.30

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$0.00

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