Tell us about your plans for your NEA Foundation grant project.
Half of my students are economically disadvantaged and have no access at home to literature. So I decided to use my NEA Foundation grant to combine the higher-level thinking skill of annotating— a way for students to hone critical analysis skills— with the means, access to literature that they could then use to build a home library.
How do you think your NEA Foundation grant money will help your students?
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