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Ms. Murray from East Brunswick NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Historical Fiction Book Clubs

My students need access to a variety of engaging historical fiction texts so they can form historical fiction book clubs and share their reading with their classmates.

  • $552 goal

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My Students

The students in my 7th grade Language Arts class are curious and inquisitive. They question the world around them, as well as their place in it, and often turn to reading to try and figure out who and what they are going to be as they grow. They lose themselves in their reading and are often surprised by what they find in return.

In my diverse classroom, my students are representative of many different races, ethnicities, religions, and abilities.

Their interests in reading and writing are a reflection of their diverse backgrounds and abilities as readers and writers.

In such a diverse setting, my students thrive on collaboration and are always searching for different perspectives on complex issues. Together, they truly believe they can make an impact on the world, and with their determination, there is no doubt in my mind that they will.

My Project

In my classroom, students are allowed to self-select the books they want to read so they can read something that appeals to them. As students begin to study historical fiction they will be in historical fiction book clubs, or groups with other students who are interested in the same book as them. In these book clubs, my students will be engrossed in their study of historical fiction by analyzing characters, setting, themes, and the historical context of the text.

To ensure that each student is able to read a book that interests them, I need access to multiple sets of engaging historical fiction texts to form book clubs.

When students are able to read books that they are interested in, like Al Capone Does My Shirts, or The Boy Who Dared, they are more invested in their reading and active analysis of the text. With books like these in my library, my students will be able to pick books that are best suited for them and truly enjoy their immersion with historical fiction.

Ms. Murray
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 60 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boy Who Dared • Amazon Business $11.89 9 $107.01
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $8.09 8 $64.72
The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel • Amazon Business $7.99 8 $63.92
Eyes of the Emperor • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
Countdown (Sixties Trilogy) • Amazon Business $8.52 6 $51.12
Al Capone Does My Homework (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $5.49 8 $43.92
Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $5.21 8 $41.68

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