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Mrs. M. from Simpsonville SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

An Ocean of Knowledge Through Informational Text

My students need a variety of nonfiction texts about the ocean, so they can experience, through text, the structure and contents within these majestic bodies of water.

  • $230 goal

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My Students

I am a fifth grade teacher in South Carolina. My class includes students with learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, gifted and talented, and English Language learners. The reading level of my students span from late second grade to eighth grade, and come to me with a wide variety of life experiences. Approximately half of my students receive free or reduced price lunch.

I try to make learning so much fun that students can't wait to come to school each day!

I incorporate flexible seating, hands-on lessons, conversations and technology in my lessons. My students have the ability to move about the room as needed to best suit the lesson and activity for each subject.

My Project

By using the informational texts on Oceans, students will develop research skills in a self-directed study. They will use books such as Extreme Planet to learn about volcanoes and earthquakes and how they affect the ocean. Also, they will read Oceans (Ecosystem) to learn about life in the ocean. The students will also study how weathering and erosion affect the oceans.

Students will read informational books about oceans, then share the knowledge in an idea circle.

They will find important information to share with their classmates and create a deeper understanding of the content by discussing and asking questions of each other.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Extreme Planet: Carsten Peter's Adventures in Volcanoes, Caves, Canyons, Deserts, and Beyond! (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94
National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Earthshaking photos, facts, and fun! • Amazon Business $9.06 3 $27.18
Oceans (True Books: Ecosystems (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.28 5 $26.40
Landforms (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $6.61 2 $13.22
Weathering and Erosion (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
How Do Wind and Water Change Earth? (Earth's Processes Close-up) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

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