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Dr. Smith from Harrisburg PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Disciplinary Reading Across Content Areas

Help me give my students core content related award winning and STEM related books to read in math, science, social studies, and English class.

  • $640 goal

This project expired on September 14, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are wonderful. They are hard working and love to learn. My students are involved in all school activities, community activities and charitable volunteering. These students are inquisitive and anxious to learn all they can in each of their core classes. My students love to do research and read about issues, people, and experiences that interest them. Research increases their background knowledge and allows them to have interesting discussions in the classroom. Seventh and eighth grade students are an interesting group to be around.

My Project

Students benefit from​ reading in the content areas in many ways. Reading in the content areas helps students develop an interest in varied topics within the subject area. Giving students an opportunity to read these books to enhance vocabulary knowledge as well as content knowledge. Students may-. be inspired to communicate more with their content teachers to share what they are learning, ask questions, and have deeper discussions related to multiple topics.

Teachers currently do not have content related books for students to read.

Students are also not given dedicated time to read and with the purchase of these books, I will put them in the hands of content teachers who will be able to encourage students to read during their study period at the end of the day.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Getting Away with Murder The True Story of the Emmett Till Case • AKJ Education $19.79 1 $19.79
Why We Won the American Revolution-through Primary Sources • AKJ Education $19.18 1 $19.18
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Women of Steel and Stone 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Red Madness How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat • AKJ Education $16.16 1 $16.16
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation) An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
A Young People's History of the United States Columbus to the War on Terror • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
The Unwanted • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
A Heart in a Body in the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Breakthrough How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Harlem A Poem • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles America's First Black Paratroopers • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Boys in the Boat • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Damsel • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Blood Water Paint • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Super Gear • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Faithful Spy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Spies of Mississippi • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Math Doesn't Suck How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Math Trek (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $11.10 1 $11.10
A Global Warming Primer • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Freedom Walkers :The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Using Math in Construction • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Using Math in Sports • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Using Math in Finance • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Steve Jobs • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Immigration • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Across America on an Emigrant Train • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Candy Bomber The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Ratios and Rates Reasoning • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Black Pioneers of Science and Invention • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Dateline: Troy • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hurricane Hunters Measures of Central Tendency • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Around the World in a Hundred Years From Henry the Navigator to Magellan • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Black Heroes of the American Revolution • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Genetic Engineering • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Pearl Harbor • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Parallel Journeys • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Great Trouble A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Navigating Early • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$505.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$543.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.86

Total project goal

$639.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$639.06

6 Donors

-$442.06

Donations toward project cost

-$375.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.31

Matching donations from our partners

-$197.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$167.45

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.55

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$0.00

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