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Mrs. Schneider from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun Expository Texts for Early Literacy in Special Ed Class

My students need 75 new, quality expository texts with titles from "Earth: Our Planet in Space" to "Crocodiles and Alligators" to add to our library for reading in class, for their weekly book reports and for research projects.

  • $712 goal

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I have the privilege of teaching 15 middle school students with disabilities ranging from ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities to mental retardation and emotional disturbances. My students loop with me for three years for all their subjects and our school is located in a high needs neighborhood in the Bay Area.

I have spent years trying to acquire the appropriate materials necessary to give my students the best education I can give and our library still needs help. My classroom library started out with books written for very young children since my students' reading levels are between kindergarten and third grade. At first I tried giving them these books but they were demotivated and pretty insulted. This was a mistake I made early on and I won't make again.

I did my research and found some low-level, high-interest books to bring into our classroom and they have been a hit! I want to bring in many more books like this for students to read in class, for their weekly book reports and to use for their research projects. Science books from the See More Reading series written by Seymour Simon and books on the history of hip-hop and pop will capture the interest and imagination of my students. I know these books will delight my students and motivate them to read more.

Thank you for helping me bring in appropriate and exciting reading materials for my class. My students deserve to have a quality and accessible library of expository texts written in both English and Spanish. I appreciate your support and I know they will too.

Mrs. Schneider
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazing Bats: SeeMore Readers Level 1 Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Butterflies Emily Neye, Jane O'Conner (Editor), Ron Broda (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Pyramids and Mummies (See More Readers) Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Moonwalk: Stage 3 (Top Readers) Robert Coupe • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Seemore Pyramids y Momias Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Pyramids and Mummies (See More Readers) Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $13.05 1 $13.05
Space Travelers (See More Readers) Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Killer Whales Seymour Simon, Chronicle Books • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Giant Machines: SeeMore Readers Level 1 Seymour Simon, Chronicle Books • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
SeeMore Emergency Vehicles Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
SeeMore Readers Planetas Alrededor del Sol: (Planets Around the Sun) Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
SeeMore Readers Tormentas Increibles Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Aeronaves Asombrosas: Amazing Aircraft Spanish EditionSeeMore Readers Level 2 Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Big Bugs Seymour Simon, Chronicle Books • Barnes and Noble $13.05 1 $13.05
Seymore Simon Tiburones Fabulosos (Great White Shark) Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
History of Pop Ben Hubbard • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Hi Tech World: Code Breakers Ben Hubbard • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Hi Tech World: Cool Stuff Ben Hubbard • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Hi Tech World: High Level Security Ben Hubbard • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
History of Hip Hop Ben Hubbard • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Top 10 Biggest Ben Hubbard • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Top 10 Longest Ben Hubbard • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Top 10 Smallest Ben Hubbard • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Tony Hawk and Andy Macdonald: Ride to The Top Alice Dieterich, Kelli Chipponeri • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Derek Jeter: A Yankee Hero B.A. Roth • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Baby Panda Is Born Kristin Ostby, Lucia Washburn (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Sacajawea: Her True Story Joyce Milton, Shelly Hehenberger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Horse Named Seabiscuit Mark Dubowski, Cathy East Dubowski, Cathy East Dubowski (Illustrator), Mike Rowe (Illustrator), Mark Dubowski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Gorillas Patricia Brennan Demuth, Paul Lopez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Snakes Jeff Corwin • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Race Car Drivers: Start Your Engines! Steele Tyler Filipek, Steele Filipek • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Amistad: The Story of a Slave Ship Patricia McKissack, Sanna Stanley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
David Beckham: Born to Play B.A. Roth • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Hoop Stars S. A. Kramer, Mitchell Heinze (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Jackie Robinson: He Led the Way April Jones Prince, Robert Casilla (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Lebron James: King of the Court L.R. Jacobs • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Pocahontas: An American Princess Joyce Milton, Shelly Hehenberger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Sammy Sosa: He's the Man Laura Driscoll, Ken Call (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Sharks Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Weather Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Brain: Our Nervous System Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Volcanoes Seymour Simon, Jeremy Caplan (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.28 1 $6.28
Tornadoes Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Seymour Simon's Book of Trains Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Wolves Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Whales Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Storms Seymour Simon, ALC Staff (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.61 1 $5.61
Snakes Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Destination: Space Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Lightning Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Earthquakes Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Universe Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Bones: Our Skeletal System Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Muscles: Our Muscular System Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Dolphins Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
The Sun Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Moon Seymour Simon, Designed by Mark Siegel • Barnes and Noble $17.09 1 $17.09
Hurricanes Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Heart: Our Circulatory System Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pyramids and Mummies (See More Readers) Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Oceans Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stars Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Crocodiles and Alligators Seymour Simon, Seymour Simon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Big Cats Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Mountains Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cats Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Wildfires Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Comets, Meteors and Asteroids Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Spiders Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Human Body Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
Lungs: Your Respiratory System Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $17.00 1 $17.00
Guts: Our Digestive System Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $16.10 1 $16.10
Trucks Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Saturn Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Earth: Our Planet in Space Seymour Simon, Designed by Mark Siegel • Barnes and Noble $17.09 1 $17.09

Materials cost

$483.72

Vendor shipping charges

$48.37

State sales tax

$35.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$583.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$128.08

Total project goal

$711.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$711.55

4 Donors

-$685.21

Donations toward project cost

-$583.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$101.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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