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Ms. Whitaker from Monroe GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beak of the Finch-Improving Literacy in Biology Class

Help me give my students a class set of Beak of the Finch, in order to improve our literacy across disciplines.

  • $511 goal

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My Students

Our students and families are from an economically disadvantaged area. We have a diverse student body, and our Environmental Science students come to class with varying background experiences that allow them to access the instruction.

These students face many challenges, most importantly the cycle of poverty that influences every aspect of their lives.

Many of these students have not traveled beyond their local neighborhoods. While some of them have been on school field trips to Atlanta or other nearby cultural and educational experiences, most have not been outside this area.

My Project

My co-teacher and I are going to the Galapagos Islands this summer to study Biology, in order to deepen our understanding of evolution so that we can bring that first hand knowledge back to our students.

We want to increase excitement in our community for Biology.

One of our Language Arts teachers recommended Beak of the Finch and we are excited to bring this story to our students. We will use our travel journals and videologues, Beak of the Finch, and local field experiences to help our students learn evolution.

According to the most recent state report card, our students are lacking in literacy. Our district initiative is to spread literacy lessons across all disciplines. We will use Beak of the Finch to do that in Biology.

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

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The Beak of the Finch A Story of Evolution in Our Time • AKJ Education $12.41 30 $372.30

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