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Ms. Herrmann from Canoga Park CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books needed for Third Grade Research Projects

The cost of books, including Titanic, Rainforest, and Insects, is $281, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $278 goal

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I teach at an amazing Art and Science Elementary Charter school in the Los Angeles Area. In my third grade classroom, my ELL (English Language Learners) and GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) students need more research resources. As a new school our library is still in the process of getting books and organized. I have a classroom library with various fiction books but I do not have enough non-fiction books to help them with their research projects. We set high standards for our students. When my third grade students have finished their work they are challenged to research science topics on their chosen interests. I found two books from the Kingfisher Young Knowledge series but would like to purchase the whole series with your help. I can attest to their usefulness in the classroom. One book was about dolphins where a student created a display board along with photos and an essay. She ended up typing six paragraphs and our standard is one well-developed paragraph in third grade. Another student used the book on robots for his project. He designed his own space moon rover. What I like about each book is that key vocabulary words are explained at the bottom of each page and vivid photographs are included on all pages. The best part of each book is that hands-on project ideas are included. All of these features are essential in teaching ELL students as they help to develop vocabulary, and provide for further understanding. My students are so excited and motivated by the opportunity to research areas of interest to them. This has increased their exposure to advanced expository texts. I believe this is why all of my students are reading a grade level or more ahead from when they first started in my classroom. Their willingness to write more has also increased because they get to choose their topics. Please help me purchase these items! Thank you advance for your consideration of my proposal.

Ms. Herrmann
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weather (DK Eyewitness Books Series) Brian Cosgrove, DK Publishing, Manufactured by DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Titanic (Eyewitness Books Series) Simon Adams • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Hurricane and Tornado (Eyewitness Books Series) Jack Challoner, DK Publishing, Manufactured by DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Music Clive Wilson • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Rain Forest Elinor Greenwood, Helen Sharman • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Birds (Kingfisher Young Knowledge Series) Nicola Davies, Belinda Weber (Editor), Steve Weston (Illustrator), Designed by Joanne Brown • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Maps and Mapping (Kingfisher Young Knowledge Series) Deborah Chancellor • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Solar System Mike Goldsmith • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Animal Disguises Belinda Weber • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Apes and Monkeys Barbara Taylor • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Planet Earth Deborah Chancellor • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Deserts Nicola Davies • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Insects Barbara Taylor • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Materials Clive Gifford, Editors of Kingfisher (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Senses Jinny Johnson • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Kingfisher Young Knowledge Polar Lands Margaret Hynes, Editors of Kingfisher (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Oceans and Seas (Kingfisher Young Knowledge Series) Nicola Davies • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Rocks and Fossils (Kingfisher Young Knowledge Series) Chris Pellant, Carron Brown (Editor), Designed by Melissa Alaverdy, Designed by Paul Akins • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Animal Homes (Kingfisher Young Knowledge Series) Angela Wilkes, Belinda Weber (Editor), Steve Weston (Illustrator), Designed by Joanne Brown, Designed by Sam Combes • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95

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