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Ms. Millar from Marrero LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Common Core ELA Curriculum

My students need 35+ books to match the new rigor of the common core. This set of books will be the foundation for our new curriculum.

  • $508 goal

This project expired on October 28, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The Common Core is coming to schools near you, including my classroom. With limited funding and limited materials, our classroom needs books to help transition to these new, rigorous standards. These books will lay the foundation for each of the units we will be covering this year.

I teach at a public school, in which 95% of students receive free or reduced price lunch.

With class sizes of 26 students or more, it can be difficult to meet the needs of each student. Parents and teachers alike have few resources, but we are dedicated to creating an exceptional educational experience for our students. Donors could help provide the essential resources to these students which would engender a fervor for learning, rather than frustration.

My Project

This project encompasses a wide range of books recommended by both the Common Core and Louisiana Department of Education as a foundation for reading units in the new third grade curriculum. Students will be exposed to nonfiction and fiction texts as they prepare to not only succeed on their end of year assessments, but also begin to learn skills applicable to their success in college. The year will start with books focusing on the importance of learning and the varied experience of education throughout the world. Students will then be exposed to texts which remind them to be aware of our impact on the environment, through units on animals and natural resources. We will continue the year learning about the past through fairy tales, fables, and folktales, as well as books specifically about Louisiana history. Finally, students will learn to cope the transition to fourth grade through stories of friendship and empathy.

The impact of these resources on my students and school is immeasurable.

Without having the funding or the library to support the new common core curriculum, our classroom is not ready to embrace these new standards. These texts will expose students to many new lessons about the world beyond their hometown, by exploring a variety of subjects. These books will be used as the basis for our units for the ENTIRE YEAR and will be an excellent resource for myself and my students alike!

Ms. Millar
Grades 3-5
  • Miller Wall Elementary School
  • Marrero, LA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Explorers of North America Christine Taylor-Butler • AKJ Books $21.17 1 $21.17
My Librarian Is a Camel • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth Rochelle Strauss, Rose • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Boy Who Loved Words Giselle Potter, Giselle Potter • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Incredible Book Eating Boy Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffer • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
That Book Woman Heather Henson, David Small (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Tell Me, Tree • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
One Small Place in a Tree Barbara Brenner, Tom Leonard (Illu • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Nasreen&apos • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Amos and Boris William Steig • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Jolly Postman: Or Other People''s Letters Allan Ahlberg, Jane • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Unlikely Friendships • AKJ Books $12.56 1 $12.56
Rain School • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Waiting for the Biblioburro • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Giving Tree • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Owen and Mzee • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Lorax, The • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Thank You, Mr. Falker • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
The Tree in the Ancient Forest • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Yours Truly, Goldilocks • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Mike Fink • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Dear Peter Rabbit • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Bee Tree Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
A Cool Drink of Water Barbara Kerley • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Louisiana Purchase • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Louisiana Purchase • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Thunder Rose Jerdine Nolen, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Best Friends Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Log''s Life • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Clown Fish and Sea Anemones Work Together • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
The Louisiana Purchase: What a Deal! • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
The Tale of Peter Rabbit • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

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