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Classroom Library Makeover-Non-Fiction Focus

My students need access to more Informational texts in our classroom library to help grow their literacy.

My Students

What a wonderful way to learn, to be able to read, and be exposed to information that not only interests you, but is also at your "Just Right" reading level!!

This year I have twenty-seven young 5th grade minds who are incredibly curious, very kind to each other, and eager to learn about the world in which we live.

As we shift to the new Common Core Standards there is a clear emphasis placed on the importance of Informational texts. Currently, my students have a love for learning and reading, however I need to deepen and strengthen their reading skills through practicing reading with more rigorous informational text in order to prepare them for the demands of Middle School, High School and beyond to ensure they continue to be lifelong learners.

My Project

This year it is my goal to grow a text rich classroom library with a focus on nonfiction texts for my students. I am looking to expand my limited informational book collection so that my students have to opportunity to be exposed to numerous texts that fit their interests and their reading level. These will be books that they can read during independent and group reading time. There are numerous benefits to having these books in the classroom. Through reading these texts students are practicing good reading habits which will be needed in their future educational experiences. Students will also be exposed to new vocabulary, concepts and historical events that will help in their pursuit of learning. Finally, a variety nonfiction texts will allow students to absorb information and have a better understanding of the world in which we live.

With the new Common Core Standards, there is a very clear emphasis being put on reading Informational texts to prepare students for our future.

In order to meet these new demands I need to have interesting informational texts at my students fingertips, in order to allow them to learn how to navigate through Non-Fiction texts, as well as feed and encourage their curiosity.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
4-5 Exemplar Informational Texts • AKJ Books $84.75 1 $84.75
Ninjas • AKJ Books $11.42 1 $11.42
Navy SEALs • AKJ Books $11.42 1 $11.42
Green Berets • AKJ Books $11.42 1 $11.42
What Is Money? Cecilia Minden • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Three Cups of Tea • AKJ Books $6.56 2 $13.12
Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Langston Hughes • AKJ Books $11.42 1 $11.42
Marie Curie Vicki Cobb • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
Albert Einstein: A Photographic Story of a Life (DK Biograph • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Milton Hershey: Young Chocolatier M. M. Eboch, Meryl Henders • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
Marie Curie • AKJ Books $4.34 2 $8.68
Benjamin Banneker • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Richard Nixon • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Benjamin Franklin: A Life Well Lived • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Anne Frank and the Children of the Holocaust Carol Ann Lee • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Marie Curie (Snapshots Series): A Brilliant Life Elizabeth M • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Martha Washington: America''s First Lady • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: America''s Youngest President • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Michelle Obama David Colbert • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Abigail Adams : Girl of Colonial Days • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Elizabeth Blackwell: Girl Doctor • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Wright Brothers: Inventors Whose Ideas Really Took Fligh • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Helen Keller: From Tragedy To Triumph • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Benjamin Franklin (DK Biography Series) Stephen Krensky • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Thomas Jefferson Jacqueline Ching • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Barack Obama • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to the White House • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Eleanor Roosevelt • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Harriet Tubman Kem Knapp Sawyer • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Abigail Adams (DK Biography Series) Kem Knapp Sawyer • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Thomas A. Edison • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
George Washington: An American Life (Sterling Biographies Se • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Freedom (Sterling Biographies • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Harriet Tubman • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Anne Frank • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Benjamin Franklin • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Albert Einstein • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Frederick Douglass: Rising Up from Slavery (Sterling Biograp • AKJ Books $4.34 2 $8.68
Helen Keller - Crusader for the Blind and Deaf • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Who Was George Washington? • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28

Materials cost

$370.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$440.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.69

Total project goal

$517.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$517.91

1 Donor

-$440.22

Donations toward project cost

-$440.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$77.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 27 students.

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