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Mrs. Bacy from Coppell TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Readers

Help me give my students exposure to biographies of various famous people around the world.

  • $619 goal

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My Students

Our ESL classroom is filled with English Language Learners everyday, all day. Our students come from various parts of the world, most of them are from India, some are from Mexico, Honduras, and Asia. Our school is filled with various cultures, languages, and traditions. Our students enjoy reading books and sharing information they have read.

Our students find it difficult to converse with other students in school because they are not English speakers.

In order for our students to communicate effectively we have to teach them English vocabulary both academically and socially. I have learned from my students that their parents are eager to reiterate the material we taught them in class, this allows the students to be better prepared for real life situations. They want to see their child be successful in and out of school. At school we have a great responsibility to teach our students how to read, to comprehend what they read, and to enjoy what they read. The resources I have to teach my students are limited, and this is where you can be a huge part of our eager learning classroom family. I am excited to be a part of this school family!

My Project

These books will help my students grow beyond knowing what has happened or is happening around them. They will be able to escape, explore, experience, and research the life, achievements, and/or struggles of well known people around the world. Many of our students have not been exposed to historical figures and this would be a great start for them.

Our students are eager to learn English academic and social vocabulary and these books will be a great resource for them!

I can provide support for my students to understand and learn about historical figures that had a great impact on the world.

Mrs. Bacy
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 107 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan Two Stories of Bravery • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Anne Frank 10 Days • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Harvesting Hope The Story of Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari's Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Noisy Paint Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Picture Book Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sonia Sotomayor A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Vincent's Colors Words And Pictures by Vincent Van Gogh • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Red Scarf Girl A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Lincoln: A Photobiography • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Abraham Lincoln The Great Emancipator • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Me, Frida • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Boy Who Invented TV The Story of Philo Farnsworth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ellen Ochoa: La primera astronauta latina (Ellen Ochoa: The First Latin Astronaut) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Magic Trash • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
A Horn for Louis • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Barack Obama? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is J.K. Rowling? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Albert Einstein? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Rosa Parks? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Sacagawea? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Daniel Boone? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Louis Braille? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ronald Reagan? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who was Thomas Jefferson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ben Franklin? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was King Tut? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
George Washington Carver: The Peanut Wizard • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Charles Darwin? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Elvis Presley? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harry Houdini? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Marco Polo? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Davy Crockett A Life on the Frontier • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Sacagawea and the Bravest Deed • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
John McCain: An American Life • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

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