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Mrs. Czubiak from New Castle PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ABC....Let's Read Some Nonfiction!

My third graders need a variety of 31 nonfiction alphabet books.

  • $507 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My third graders love to read! I am a third grade language arts teacher in a small, rural school district. We are located Pennsylvania.

My students enjoy reading the many fiction books in our classroom. Recently I have been doing some research on nonfiction in the lower grades. Research indicates that young children should begin working on nonfiction skills much earlier than previously thought. I have many books in my classroom but not many high interest nonfiction books. Also, I want to ensure that I have nonfiction books that are at a reading level that my third graders can read and enjoy independently.

I would like to "flood" my classroom with nonfiction alphabet books. There are so many wonderful choices available. I selected books that I think would be of high interest to my boys and girls. The topics vary from sports and animals to weather and ballet! I want to hook the kids on reading nonfiction!

Not only do I want my students to enjoy reading, but I want them to be successful, avid readers. Your donation will help to ensure that they become successful readers of nonfiction in third grade and beyond!

Mrs. Czubiak
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
N is for our Nation's Capital: A Washington DC Alphabet Marie Smith, Roland Smith, Barbara Leonard Gibson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet Helen L. Wilbur, Robert Papp (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
"A" is for Amazing Moments: A Sports Alphabet (SBP Sports! Series) Brad Herzog, Melanie Rose (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Community Helpers from A to Z Bobbie D. Kalman, Niki Walker • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
P is for Putt: A Golf Alphabet Brad Herzog • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
M is for Majestic: A National Parks Alphabet David Domeniconi, Pam Carroll (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Farm Alphabet Book Jane Miller, Jane Miller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.15 1 $3.15
Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet Matt Napier, Melanie Rose (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
W is for Woof: A Dog Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets: Animal Series) Ruth Strother, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet Roland Smith, Henry Cole (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet Brad Herzog • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
J is for Jump Shot: A Basketball Alphabet Mike Ulmer, Mark Braught (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
T Is for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet Brad Herzog, Mark Braught (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
V Is for Venus Flytrap: A Plant Alphabet Eugene Gagliano, Elizabeth Traynor (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
P is for Princess: A Royal Alphabet Steven Layne, Robert Papp, Deborah Layne, Lisa Papp • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
I is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet Marcia Schonber, Kandy Radzinski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
W is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets: Science Series) Roland Smith, Marie Smith, John Megahan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
W is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet Pat Michaels, Melanie Rose (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
"A" Is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet Kurt Browning, Melanie Rose (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
A Is for Astronaut: Exploring Space from A to Z Traci N. Todd, Designed by Sara Gillingham • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
On Your Toes: A Ballet ABC Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
S is for S'mores: A Camping Alphabet Helen Foster James, Lita Judge (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
K Is for Keystone: A Pennsylvania Alphabet Kristen Kane, Laura Knorr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet Brad Herzog, Melanie Rose (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
R is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet Brad Herzog, Jane Gilltrap Bready (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet David McLimans, David McLimans (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Jet Alphabet Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women Lynne Cheney, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
S Is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet Esther Hershenhorn, Zachary Pullen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
The Construction Alphabet Book Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
B Is for Buckaroo: A Cowboy Alphabet Gleaves Whitney, Susan Guy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15

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