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Ms. Lacy from Oklahoma City OK is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Heroes in History

Help me give my students a fun, engaging, and informative way to introduce new content and reinforce literacy in the classroom.

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My Students

My students are wonderfully diverse, but unfortunately, many live in poverty. I work in a Title I School with 100% receiving free lunches. Many of my students are non-native speakers and are learning how to live outside their home countries. Some take care of younger siblings and others are already working jobs to help support themselves and their families. As a school we are focused on literacy and closing the widening gap through reading.

Eleanor Roosevelt said "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" and my students want to graduate and go into the world prepared to overcome and reach their dreams.

All of my sophomore and junior students are looking for success, but for many of them it seems impossible, due to the many obstacles they face. This year we are working on improving overall literacy. This project will allow me to read to my students about the content we are learning, build background knowledge, and most importantly help close the literacy gap.

These students deserve the opportunity to succeed. It is my duty to give them every tool available to be their best self.

My Project

Many of my students do not know English very well. Many have a limited scope of knowledge of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, or Amelia Earhart. These individuals have played key roles in shaping American History.

These books will allow those lower reading level students to understand the content and will help give them the background to make meaningful connections to the world we live in.

This project allows my students to build on what we read at the beginning of a unit so they can understand and appreciate the primary source we read. It will also allow us to continue to improve our listening, writing, and reading skills, so we can continue to close the literacy gap.

Ms. Lacy
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
I am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
I am Lucille Ball (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Heroes for My Daughter • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
I am Sonia Sotomayor (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
I am Billie Jean King (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Heroes for My Son • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I am Gandhi (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75

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