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Mrs. G. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Nonfiction Section in Need

My students need nonfiction texts that engage them and enrich our Social Studies units.

  • $183 goal

This project expired on April 26, 2011.

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My Students

Many students are not able to reach the library due to the amount of time their parents have to spend at work, and some have never been to a Barnes & Noble. They need to read a wide-range of genres, but our current nonfiction texts are outdated or far above grade-level.

The students come from a high-poverty community and have chosen this school, because it offers them a safe space in which they can study the theater arts.

We use project-based learning, but do not have a school library. Since most students do not have access to books outside of school, they rely on our classroom library and the Internet for their reading.

My Project

The students have resisted reading nonfiction, since our collection is outdated and above-grade level. This collection of books will help spark the student's interest in reading nonfiction, since many texts connect with our Social Studies unit or are related to topics that interest them.

I noticed that my students avoid nonfiction and struggle to navigate their textbooks and -Time for Kids- articles as a result.

Reading and responding to articles is an essential part of being an active citizen-- We not only need to save newspapers, but the skills readers need to respond to nonfiction.

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

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pyramid David Macaulay, David Macaulay (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 1 $8.50
Click: The Ultimate Photography Guide for Generation Now Charlie Styr, Maria Wakem • AKJ BOOKS $15.39 1 $15.39
No Body's Perfect Kimberly Kirberger • AKJ BOOKS $10.51 1 $10.51
The Kids' Money Book: Earning * Saving * Spending * Investing * Donating Jamie Kyle McGillian, Ian Phillips (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.08 1 $5.08
Kids Under$Tanding Money R. Edward Norwood • AKJ BOOKS $17.05 1 $17.05
For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest, Best Book Ever! Marc Aronson, H. P. Newquist, HP Newquist • AKJ BOOKS $10.22 2 $20.44
War Is...: Soldiers, Survivors and Storytellers Talk about War Marc Aronson (Editor), Patty Campbell (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Broadway Beginner Jody Davidson • AKJ BOOKS $9.35 1 $9.35
Meet the Dancers: From Ballet, Broadway, and Beyond Amy Nathan • AKJ BOOKS $18.63 1 $18.63
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction David Macaulay, David Macaulay (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.51 1 $7.51

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