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Common Core 4th Grade: Nonfiction Enrichment For New Grade

My students need nonfiction books about social studies, science, biographies, and hobbies to help meet the Common Core goal of reading nonfiction 50% of the time.

My Students

The mission at our school is "Learn, Grow, Lead." Our program teaches students to set goals, dream big, and become leaders in their communities. Students are most excited about reading when they can choose their books, and I want to make sure I have lots of nonfiction choices that are exciting!

My students are 4th graders in a California school.

This is my first year teaching 4th grade so I also need to build my library with lots of books about California and missions. This is a healthy community that is very athletic and community-minded. Reading is a favorite subject of many students in my class. I'm hoping to reach students who are not as excited about reading by having books about careers, cultures, hobbies, and many other topics kids love. Sometimes it just takes one book to forever change a student's attitude toward reading!

My Project

The collection of books I am requesting is truly inspiring. Many of the books will help students get to know the great state of California as well as help prepare them for the big 4th grade mission project. I have also selected a few books about sports figures they may be interested in learning about. Some of the career books will help students when they create dream boards as they choose their colleges and careers. I've also picked a number of books about kids from around the world to help them gain a greater awareness of the beautiful world around us.

This is an exciting time in education.

We are finally shifting away from isolated skills toward rich literature and standards that will better prepare students for college and their futures. One of the components of the new standards is to spend half the time with nonfiction reading. Students will not be reading to take a quiz or for a certain number of points but to gain a deeper understanding of what they are reading. These books will inspire students in a meaningful and lasting ways.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Books $5.10 10 $51.00
Indian Americans • AKJ Books $22.89 1 $22.89
Robot Scientist • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Veterinarian • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Central Coast Missions in California June Behrens • AKJ Books $20.39 1 $20.39
Southern Coast Missions in California Nancy Lemke • AKJ Books $20.39 1 $20.39
A Child''s Introduction to the World • AKJ Books $17.96 1 $17.96
The Chumash: Seafarers of the Pacific Coast Karen Bush Gibso • AKJ Books $17.51 1 $17.51
A School Like Mine DK Publishing, UNICEF Staff, Contribution • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Time for Kids Big Book of Why: 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Greetings from the 50 States • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Our Farm • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
If the World Were a Village • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Number the Stars Lois Lowry • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Sports Illustrated Kids Greatest Sports Stars Matt Doeden • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Kids Learn America!: Bringing Geography to Life with People, • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the S • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Amazing Women Athletes • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
California History (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
All Around California: Regions and Resources (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Hillary & Norgay • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
San Francisco Bay Area Missions • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Mexico the Culture Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
California Missions Projects and Layouts • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Crispin • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Sea Otter Rescue • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Cabin Faced West • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Cabin Faced West • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
California • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
On the Court with... Lebron James Matt Christopher, Stephani • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Journey to Jo''burg : A South African Story • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Pele James Buckley • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
On the Field with... Alex Rodriguez Matt Christopher, Glenn • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64

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