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Ms. McCormack from West Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Adult Dystopias

Help me give my students a a few more choices for independent reading.

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

WH is quite a diverse district. There are families that have lived in the town for generations and families that just moved here, many from other countries. This creates a range of abilities, in addition to cultures, in the classroom.

As an avid reader myself, the goal is to facilitate the students' love of reading and building a community of readers in my classroom.

With their diverse backgrounds and abilities, the students also have diverse tastes in texts they read for pleasure.

My Project

One of the challenges to making students lifelong readers is offering them enough varied choices. These three books are different genre-wise than what is already available for the students to read for pleasure in my classroom.

Daily reading is important; it is a huge boon to their comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills.

The students are more likely to be reading daily if they are reading something that they picked and that interests them.

In a writing assignment the students completed at the beginning of school, many expressed a like of The Hunger Games. The Red Queen and Legend were selected as offerings based on this feedback from the students. Life as We Knew It was picked since none of the other novels we have are classified as science fiction and some students prefer science fiction.

Ms. McCormack
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Red Queen • Amazon Business $11.69 15 $175.35
Legend • Amazon Business $8.66 10 $86.60
The Dead and the Gone • Amazon Business $8.49 10 $84.90

Materials cost

$346.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.42

Total project goal

$449.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.47

2 Donors

-$347.05

Donations toward project cost

-$339.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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