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Mrs. Brittingham from Millsboro DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blending Social Studies And Reading

My students need 45 copies of the book, "How the US Government Works," that correlate to our civics standards and can be used during reading to maximize instruction.

  • $310 goal

This project expired on November 11, 2013.

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My Students

4th Graders take the social studies test, too! In our state, our 4th graders are required to take not only the reading and math state test, but also the social studies test at the end of the year.

Our school is a Title 1 school with approximately 75% families that are classified as low income.

We have had a significant increase in our school population over the last two years and we are in the process of adding on additional classrooms to support our growing population.

My Project

My students need 45 copies of the book, "How the US Government Works," that correlate to our civics standards and can be used during reading to maximize instruction. Imagine teaching a lesson on making judgments using a non-fiction civics/government text. During an election year, and even in years where there are not elections, students could research candidates, laws that are being debated in congress, or current appropriate court cases. They can use information from the text and their research to make judgments about the topic. Students can then create a persuasive argument that could be presented to the class. The standards this one lesson alone could cover would be our 4th grade civics/government, reading, research, oral and written communication. Students would have increased rigor and relevance during this text by analyzing, connecting, researching, and presenting real life scenarios.

We strive for our children to be successful in all content areas.

To meet the Common Core State Standards, it is essential for our students to be able to have exposure to all types of texts in all content areas. Combining social studies into reading instruction will allow students to delve deeper into the text, research topics, and apply it to real life experiences.

Mrs. Brittingham
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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How the U.S. Government Works • AKJ Books $5.10 45 $229.50

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