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Mrs. Perez de Leon
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Engaging With History through Reading

My students need 5 class sets of non-fiction books to read in their classroom and a place to store them.

My Students

The standards have been raised! My English Language Learners need to be reading more non-fiction text. My school does not have the funds to provide the resources. Providing my students with sets of books will allow me to teach them about history in an enjoyable way.

My students are from around the world (mostly refugees) who are eager to learn.

They attend an inner-city school that doesn't have the funds to provide the resources needed. The students love to read about real people and what happened in history. They also need help with new vocabulary and building the background behind the text.

My Project

New books are a must! To have sets of books allows me to read with the class text at their level and develop the background, vocabulary and history behind the text. This is vital for students developing in their English and literacy skills. Specifically, I have ordered two levels of the Diary of Anne Frank because I teach both beginning and intermediate level ESL, an allegory of the Holocaust and a teacher's resource kit to go along with the book. In addition, I have requested books about Helen Keller and Harriet Tubman as well as the classic, Robin Hood for the beginning level classes. Lastly, I have asked for storage bins for the books to make them more accessible to the students and to help preserve their condition to last longer rather than getting lost on deep shelves and damaged.

The Common Core Standards require students to read more non-fiction text.

Our school doesn't have sets of books at their reading level that will meet this requirement. Please consider helping us to provide enjoyable text that will help them learn and at the same time meet the requirements of Common Core.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10 Days - Anne Frank • AKJ Books $5.10 30 $153.00
AA757 - Sort & Store Book Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 3 $119.97
The Story of Anne Frank, Biography • AKJ Books $2.91 20 $58.20
Robin Hood • AKJ Books $2.91 20 $58.20
Escape North! • AKJ Books $2.91 20 $58.20
Helen Keller - Courage in the Dark • AKJ Books $2.91 20 $58.20
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust Eve Bunting • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
AA758 - Extra Book Bin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 3 $14.97
Teaching the Diary of Anne Frank • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
The Diary of Anne Frank • AKJ Books $7.20 1 $7.20

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This project will reach 80 students.

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