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Mrs. B. from Berkeley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Avid Readers and Writers

My students need books! We need books for animal research, narrative writing, and fairy tale writing. These books act as "mentor texts" to show how to write excellent texts.

  • $437 goal

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My Students

My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I want to make sure they are fully ready to take on the day and learn as much as they can!

They like to move, they love to read and they love being creative.

These inspiring young people show me every day how resilient and compassionate they are. My students come from diverse families, and our classroom truly represents the uniqueness of the United States, California, and Berkeley. Several different languages are spoken by students in my classroom, and each has a different story to tell about how they made it to our room.

My Project

My students love reading! They devour books and enjoy learning from them. Our school's curriculum encourages this and requests that teachers have classroom libraries filled with interesting books, as well as sets of nonfiction texts on animals.

However, we are given only a few books each year, and we are lucky if we get more than one on a single topic.

This makes teaching the curriculum difficult, as students do not have the resources to do the required work. These books will help my students complete their research on animals, analyze adaptations of fairy tales, and understand the detail required in writing personal narratives.

These materials are necessary for my students to get a complete understanding of our curriculum. They're also engaging and fun to read!

Mrs. B.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonderful Words: Poems About Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening • Amazon Business $19.11 1 $19.11
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $18.28 1 $18.28
Learning Resources Pattern Blocks, 1CM, Plastic, Various Colors, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $17.59 1 $17.59
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Elephants: Amazing Pictures and Facts About Elephants (Let's Learn About) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Narwhal (I Am) • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Narwhal (Animals Illustrated) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Elephants: A Book for Children • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
THE NARWHAL Do Your Kids Know This?: A Children's Picture Book (Amazing Creature Series) (Volume 61) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Chimpanzees: The Smartest Primates on the Planet (includes 20+ magnificent photos!) (The Great Book of Animal Knowledge) (Volume 14) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Amazing Animals: Tigers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Grandma's Records (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Get Writing! (Dream It, Do It!) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Endangered Pandas (Earth's Endangered Animals) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Endangered Monkeys (Earth's Endangered Animals) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Endangered Sea Turtles (Earth's Endangered Animals) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Endangered Bears (Earth's Endangered Animals) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Endangered Elephants (Earth's Endangered Animals (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Endangered Tigers (Earth's Endangered Animals (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Endangered Manatees (Earth's Endangered Animals) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Tiger Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Firefly Animal Rescue) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Narwhal (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Honest Truth • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
Sleeping Beauty: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Ugly Duckling: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Beauty and the Beast: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Hansel and Gretel: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin) • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09
Cinderella: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin) • Amazon Business $3.84 1 $3.84
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39

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