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Ms. Capobianco from Jamaica NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bundles of Books!

My students need books to help them build their comparison skills! We will be learning about how to compare and contrast fiction texts with nonfiction articles to prepare for our 3rd grade state tests.

  • $541 goal

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My Students

My class is a class of 26 enthusiastic learners who come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. The majority of my students receive free or reduced price lunch. Our classroom is our home away from home. We all come together as a community for lessons and fun activities. However, our resources are limited. We are in need of tools to help meet the needs of each individual learner in our classroom.

In our classroom, we are one big family and we are part of a larger school community.

Some students struggle with daily academic skills, especially those students who find traditional learning activities difficult or who are learning English as their second language. My students need the option of fun, alternative activities and lessons to support their learning styles.

My Project

In third grade, my students will be preparing for New York State testing. One requirement of state testing is for students to be able to think critically about texts across genres. We will begin working on these skills now in order to prepare them for their move to third grade next year. With our high population of ENL students, these books will help students better visualize and understand what they are reading and will lead to them building strong connections among a variety of texts.

We will use these high quality literary texts and pair them with nonfiction articles on the same topic to help us become masters of comparison.

We will learn how to analyze both fiction and nonfiction texts and look at how they are related. We will discuss the similarities and differences and have sophisticated conversations about the texts we are studying. These books will be instrumental in helping my students be successful readers and thinkers.

Ms. Capobianco
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

28 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Otis and the Tornado • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Bear Has a Story to Tell • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Goldilocks and Just One Bear • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
The Curious Garden • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)-Available Nov 20! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Nightsong • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Cobweb Christmas The Tradition of Tinsel • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Bad Seed • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Butterfly House • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Me . . . Jane • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
More Than Anything Else • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
There Might Be Lobsters • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Bone Soup • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Elmer • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Groundhog Stays Up Late • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Three Little Javelinas • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Trees of the Dancing Goats • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Wild Christmas Reindeer • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Now & Ben The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Pumpkin Town! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Raft (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Swimmy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
On a Beam of Light A Story of Albert Einstein • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Rough-Face Girl • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Crickwing • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
That's What Leprechauns Do • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Anansi and the Magic Stick • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Princess Hyacinth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jackalope • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Bee Tree • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ruby's Wish • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Snowflake Bentley • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tacky and the Emperor • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Polar Bear Son An Inuit Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Turk and Runt A Thanksgiving Comedy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Happy Lion • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Pickles to Pittsburgh • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95

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