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Ms. Doran from Alamo CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring History To Life With Narrative Non-Fiction

Help me give my students a selection of narrative non-fiction books so that together we can dive into history!

  • 3 donors
  • $594 goal

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My Students

My students love to read a variety of books. As we move back into face-to-face learning, I see students coming to middle school for the first time curious about all the possibilities of reading new and challenging texts, learning how to think deeply about characters, and allowing books to change them.

My students are interested in each other; in talking and sharing their thoughts about life.

These kids love the news - they love knowing what is going on in the world around them. They love stories about each other, themselves, and me!

My Project

The Narrative Non-fiction unit is a very important one for my 6th grade students. As they are becoming mature readers, they are starting to be ready to dig deeper into books and to search for and understand complex central ideas and see how those themes are woven through the entire book.

My students are ready for the challenge of Narrative Nonfiction, and I can't wait to see what they discover!

We will form small book clubs and engage in read-alouds, question generation, and rich in-depth discussions about each story. By having a selection of titles, I hope to be able to offer every child a tale on a topic they are interested in and will be excited to learn more about. They'll learn to take notes on the topic and then use these notes to create detailed essays, which they will also share in their book clubs.

Thank you!

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This project will reach 56 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Life: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $14.39 4 $57.56
Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark • Amazon Business $9.89 4 $39.56
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • Amazon Business $9.59 4 $38.36
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives • Amazon Business $9.29 4 $37.16
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice • Amazon Business $9.49 3 $28.47
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $6.70 4 $26.80
The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Series) • Amazon Business $5.69 4 $22.76

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