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Mrs. Salley from Tulsa OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blast Into the Past with Reading!

My students need engaging historical fiction texts that help them to identify with different time periods.

  • $366 goal

This project expired on August 16, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Histroical Fiction is a window into the past. Students love to learn about different time periods through exciting characters. Historical Fiction gives students the chance to learn about different time periods, while also engaging in compelling character and literary work.

My students go to a high needs, Title One, community school in Oklahoma.

The students we see every day overcome many obstacles in order to make learning a priority in their lives each and every day. Our school does the best we can to make sure that all of our students' every day needs are met, including food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and school supplies.

My Project

My students need 35 engaging historical fiction texts that help them to identify with different time periods. My students will use these texts in a variety of ways. In addition, students will use these texts in order to learn more about different time periods while working in book clubs with other students to develop character and time period profiles based on several different texts from the same period. The students will engage in whole class study into a particular time period and compare that to the time period work they are doing in their book clubs. I will use them to read aloud to my students and to use them as mentor texts when reading and writing in the historical fiction genre.

Right now, my students do not have access to a wide variety of engaging historical fiction text that is on a level they can read and comprehend.

It is my goal to ensure that every student has access to an historical fiction genre text that is on a level they can read. These materials would provide a resource we currently do not have in adequate supply.

Mrs. Salley
Grades 3-5
  • Briarglen Elementary School
  • Tulsa, OK
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
History (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $36.97 1 $36.97
January''s Sparrow • AKJ Books $16.78 1 $16.78
Friend On Freedom River • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
A Sweet Smell Of Roses • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Redcoats and Petticoats • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela: Through Three Continents • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Hannah Is My Name • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Almost to Freedom Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Colin Bootman (Ill • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
A Song for Harlem: 1928 • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
When Heaven Fell • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Ghosts Of White House • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hannah''s Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl Marissa Mos • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Emma''s Journal • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Rose''s Journal • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Rachel''s Journal • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Paul Revere''s Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ted Rand (Ill • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Lived With the Hopi • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Leo and the Lesser Lion • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Future Knight • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Emily''s Fortune • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Patrol • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Caleb''s Story • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Going West Jean Van Leeuwen, Thomas B. Allen (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Night Crossing • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Orphan of Ellis Island: A Time-Travel Adventure Elvira W • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Boy Who Carried the Flag • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Titanic Sinks! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

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