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Mrs. K. from Fishkill NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Nonfiction to Life in Reader's Workshop

My students need nonfiction chapter books to support our reading workshop nonfiction unit!

  • $565 goal

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My Students

Our school is part of a small, intimate community with a diverse group of students! Our students are amazing and we are so lucky to have a supportive community, but our classrooms could still use more support to meet the various educational needs we face every day!

With all the diversity we have within our classrooms, we need as many resources as possible to meet all of their learning needs.

I will be teaching in an inclusive setting with half my population needing specialized instruction and additional support.

My Project

Throughout the year, students are taught how to become independent readers and writers through our reading and writing workshop units. Teaching students how to navigate through nonfiction text is an important unit and skill that we cover during the year. As 6th graders, we want students to start learning how to read longer and more challenging nonfiction texts. One way to do this, is through having students read nonfiction chapter books. My classroom currently lacks those resources.

We need nonfiction chapter books that meet the needs of ALL of our readers.

The books I chose cover many different reading levels, yet will provide the challenging experience our students need to develop their nonfiction reading skills.

These chapters books would be used throughout our entire nonfiction unit and would be a greatly appreciated resource!

Mrs. K.
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers (Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary • Amazon Business $14.87 5 $74.35
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 $9.49 5 $47.45
The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $9.10 5 $45.50
The Dark Game: True Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Moles • Amazon Business $8.85 5 $44.25
Greek Mythology (Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides) • Amazon Business $6.63 5 $33.15
Ancient Egypt (Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides) • Amazon Business $5.98 5 $29.90
Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food • Amazon Business $5.64 5 $28.20
Apollo 13 (Totally True Adventures): How Three Brave Astronauts Survived A Space Disaster • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $4.86 5 $24.30
The Curse of King Tut's Mummy (Totally True Adventures): How a Lost Tomb Was Found • Amazon Business $3.27 5 $16.35

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