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Mrs. Holder from Colfax NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Excellent Trade Books to Expand Comprehension

Help me give my students experiences through literature with a set of trade books!

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second grade classroom is a place of respect, encouragement, challenge, and discovery. Students spend this year learning foundation of knowledge and skills they will need to be successful in their education and in life. The students are second graders in a rural North Carolina elementary school. My students are excited to explore literature, to learn about fiction and nonfiction texts, and to expand their capacity for learning using trade books to enrich our knowledge and experience.

We can never have enough books to read!

My Project

Our class has begun a new adventure into a listening and learning language arts curriculum. To reinforce domains 8 and 9 concepts of this curriculum, I would love to have trade books available in our classroom library.

I would love to extend our lessons through the use of rich, authentic literature that will bring our studies to life!

In addition, these trade books would infuse authentic domain-related literature into fun and exciting extension activities during our studies.

I have chosen these titles from the suggested trade book list to reinforce the domain concepts focused on during our studies of The US Civil War and Insects.

Mrs. Holder
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
. . . If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
About Insects: A Guide for Children • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Young Abe Lincoln: The Frontier Days: 1809-1837 • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Follow the Drinking Gourd • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Are You A Ladybug? (Avenues) (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Insects • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Are You a Snail? (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Are You a Bee? (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Are You an Ant? (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
If You Lived At The Time Of The Civil War • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Are You a Dragonfly? (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Honey Makers • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Jump into Science: Honeybees • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Magic School Bus Presents: Insects: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Are You a Grasshopper? (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
The Life and Times of the Ant • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Ant Cities (Lets Read and Find Out Books) (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
. . . If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
Are You a Spider? (Backyard Books) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: The Story of the Gettysburg Address (Penguin Young Readers, Level 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Grasshopper on the Road (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ruth Heller's How to Hide a Butterfly & Other Insects (All Aboard Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Time For Kids: Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield (Time For Kids Biographies) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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