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Ms. P. from Mabton WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring the World Through Reading

Help me give my students opportunities explore their interests through books and grow their curiosity about the world.

  • $280 goal

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My Students

The students at my school form a diverse group of learners that have different needs. I work in a Title I school where all students have been offered free lunch and breakfast. My students live in a high-poverty, rural area but are never discouraged to learn and be successful.

Fifth-grade is a very important year for students to develop the skills necessary for transitioning to middle school, such as problem-solving, analyzing, and organizing.

More importantly, they need to develop their cultural competency and social skills before advancing to middle school. I believe these skills can be developed through reading books written from different perspectives. Also, I would like them to grow their islands of expertise through reading and discovering their interests.

My Project

My students and I are working together to improve their reading levels. The first step for us to take is to have my students enjoy reading by exploring their interests and seeing the world through reading. My students make connection between the books they are reading to their lives and to the world that they know. My goal is to add more books that include cultural diversity and appropriate for their reading levels into our classroom library.

By donating to this project, you will make it possible for these fifth graders to improve their reading abilities and expand their knowledge of the world.

With these new texts, my students will have access to literacy through the context of science and social-emotional learning that will allow them to grow more independently as fifth-grade readers.

Ms. P.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Turning Pages: My Life Story • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Love • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
A House That Once Was • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Bell Rang • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Maniac Magee • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Secret Garden (HarperClassics) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Giver (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Freak the Mighty (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Hatchet • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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