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Mrs. Barbeau from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Break Barriers!

My students need 21 sets of 6 engaging, fast-paced, page-turning, non-fiction, books that can be used for research projects since we have no Librarian!

  • $1,019 goal

This project expired on May 11, 2011.

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My Students

We can help struggling readers learn how to improve their English reading and writing skills. Research papers can be difficult to write without the correct reference resources. My kids need, vivid, fact-filled books to help every student do well on research reports!

Many of my students hate reading and writing, but love to look up information using graphic, non-fiction books with fascinating facts that engage struggling readers.

Donating a class set of non-fiction books, will make it hard for any reader to resist reading. These research books deal with contemporary themes, written in a fast-paced style to maintain student interest until the last page. Every student will do well on research reports with these book donations.

My Project

My students need the Endangered Animals series of non-fiction research books to keep students interested in research projects. Students will get into groups of 5 in order to document, then chart interesting research facts about endangered animals. Students will share information about animals using a gallery walk technique where every student will add more facts as they travel from group to group. Students will use books to learn how to cite correctly for research reports. Finally students will use group information and individual research to create and present research reports to the class.

Non-fiction books never go out of style.

These fast-paced, contemporary writers keep students reading. These popular books have captivated reluctant readers for many years. Help me give struggling readers power-packed books for their reading enjoyment. I need books with various themes guaranteed to keep my students turning the pages until the very end! Help me build a class library for striving readers.

Mrs. Barbeau
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Endangered Animals Jan Sovak • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 6 $20.46
Animals in Danger Ellen Catala • AKJ BOOKS $5.08 6 $30.48
Endangered Animals (Zoobooks Series), Vol. 4 John Bonnett Wexo, Karl Edwards (Illustrator), Walter Stuart (Illustrator), John D. Dawson (Illustrator), Created by John Bonnett Wexo • AKJ BOOKS $2.51 6 $15.06
Endangered Animals David Orme • AKJ BOOKS $6.36 6 $38.16
Endangered Animals: Level 2 (We Both Read Series) Elise Forier • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 6 $25.56
Endangered Animals Manufactured by Steck-Vaughn Company • AKJ BOOKS $5.81 6 $34.86
Manatee Blues (Vet Volunteer Series #4) Laurie Halse Anderson • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 6 $35.82
Almost Gone: The World's Rarest Animals (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series) Steve Jenkins, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 6 $30.72
One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder Nicola Davies, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 6 $35.82
Endangered Chimpanzees (Earths Endangered Animals Series) Bobbie Kalman, Hadley Dyer • AKJ BOOKS $6.79 6 $40.74
Endangered Komodo Dragons (Earths Endangered Animals Series) Bobbie Kalman • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 6 $35.58
Endangered Wolves ( Earths Endangered Animals Series) Bobbie Kalman • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 6 $35.58
Animals under Threat Angela Royston • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 6 $40.98
Frog Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife Garry Hamilton • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 6 $51.00
Rainforest Bird Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife Linda Kenyon • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 6 $51.00
I Wonder Why The Dodo Is Dead and Other Questions about Extinct and Endangered Animals Andrew Charman • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 6 $35.58
Endangered Bats Bobbie Kalman, Kristina Lundblad • AKJ BOOKS $6.79 6 $40.74
Endangered Butterflies Bobbie Kalman, Robin Johnson • AKJ BOOKS $6.79 6 $40.74
Endangered Bears Bobbie Kalman, Kylie Burns • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 6 $35.58
Endangered Elephants Bobbie Kalman • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 6 $35.58
Endangered Manatees Bobbie Kalman, Hadley Dyer • AKJ BOOKS $6.79 6 $40.74

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