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Mrs. Dyson from Greensboro NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Biography, Brave

Help me give my students picture book biographies that highlight the characteristics of bravery and citizenship.

  • $281 goal

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My Students

Our school is a K-5 school with over 5 classes per grade level. The heart of our school is the media center and its books. Our students love to read, and have a variety of reading levels, interest topics, and academic needs, but books are a connection for all students

"Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else's shoes for a while." -Malorie Blackman

We are excited to make our Community Reading Day a great day of learning and connecting.

My Project

As a member of our school's Community Reading Day committee I am working with other teachers and our media specialist to make Community Reading Day a memorable and important day for students. Each student will listen to a member of the community read the book "Brave", then each class will read aloud a special picture book biography that will highlight characteristics of good citizenship, especially bravery.

Biographies are stories that can teach, inspire, motivate, and educate.

The teacher and the community reader will lead the class in activities and discussions about the biography that they chose to read. Students in the school will be comparing and contrasting the different people they read about during Community Reading Day.

Thank you for considering helping us to get these biographies for our classrooms in order to help our students learn about positive character traits, and how to be "Brave.”

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This project will reach 720 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Balderdash! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the O • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mae Among the Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Noisy Paint Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Marvelous Mattie How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
No Truth Without Ruth • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus • AKJ Education $12.78 1 $12.78
Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Elizabeth Leads the Way Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56

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