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Mrs. Eckstein from Beech Grove IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Witness Improves Reading Skills

My students need copies of Witness to improve understanding of inferences while reading.

  • $384 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school ready to learn and compete, but many do not have the materials they need to succeed.

The problem is our school district is high poverty.

Many students do not have the necessary supplies, resources, or support needed for success. Our school district has limited funds available to classroom teachers. DonorsChoose.org has become a staple, providing much-needed resources to ensure my students have the items needed for classroom success and beyond. Without these projects, my urban students would not have what they need to prepare for high school and college.

My Project

My students struggle with inference skills. We utilize poetry to help with developing this skill. Karen Hesse's book, Witness, is written in free verse poetry format. This text is told from multiple characters' perspectives allowing for reading skills to be challenged and developed.

Figurative language and inference understanding flourish with this text.

My students have to analyze each character's entry to decipher the clues and put together the puzzle pieces. Witness helps my students develop their reading skills to prepare them for the rigors of high school and beyond. It forces them to interact with a text to understand its message. It helps them improve their reading skills!

Mrs. Eckstein
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Witness • AKJ Education $5.83 50 $291.50

Materials cost

$291.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.51

Total project goal

$383.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$383.38

1 Donor

-$383.38

Donations toward project cost

-$325.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.51

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$0.00

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