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Teacher Brooks from Raleigh NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Biographies for Struggling Readers

The cost of 13 biographical children's titles is $125, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $125 goal

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I am a second grade teacher at an elementary school located in downtown Raleigh, NC. My school offers electives to students grades K-5. The mission of the school is to provide learning opportunities and experiences to inner-city children that they wouldn't ordinarily be exposed to in school. By doing so, we hope that these children will be motivated and excited about learning and also feel successful about school. As one of our Second Grade projects our classes participate in a Wax Museum. All the Second Graders read a biography and write a report about a historical figure. Then they dress up as their figure and the Kindergarten and First Grade classes come and watch our children pretend to be wax figures and pay tokens to watch the wax figures come alive. Unfortunately, our school library is not well stocked with biographies especially for our struggling readers. Also, many of the children who struggle are the ones who don't get the opportunity to get to their public library. I am looking to acquire copies of biographies at an easy reading level so the struggling readers feel successful when preparing for this wonderful learning experience.

Teacher Brooks
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marie Curie Lisa Wade McCormick • Barnes and Noble $17.55 1 $17.55
Dr. Seuss Dana Meachen Rau, Jeanne Clidas • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Neil Armstrong Dana Meachen Rau • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
George Washington Carver Lynea Bowdish, Nanci R. Vargus • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Mae Jemison Nancy Polette • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Pocahontas Nancy Polette • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Franklin D. Roosevelt Wil Mara, Nanci R. Vargus • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Betsy Ross Wil Mara • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Ronald Reagan Wil Mara • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Helen Keller Sean Dolan • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Thomas Alva Edison Wil Mara, Nanci R. Vargus • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Christopher Columbus Mary Dodson Wade, Jeanne Clidas • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Laura Ingalls Wilder Wil Mara, Jeanne Clidas • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45

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