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Ms. Reecer from Albuquerque NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can Relate! Realistic Fiction

My students need realistic fiction chapter books for their literacy groups!

  • $238 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Having all my teaching experience in primary, I was TERRIFIED to enter the world of secondary elementary. However, I was welcomed into this world with open arms by a wonderful group of kids.

We've bonded over our mutual first day jitters, and have built our classroom community on the base of expressing real emotion, not being afraid to communicate our ups and our downs, our successes and our areas of growth.

My students are creative, wondrous, and excited little creatures. I feel incredibly blessed to work with such an exceptional group of students, all from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. They are curious about the world, excited about learning, and eager to meet their goals.

I entered the world of secondary elementary with little confidence and a lot of fear. My students have changed all that, and it is an absolute pleasure to be their teacher.

My Project

In my classroom, we are developing a love for reading. But for a teacher with almost no personal collection of books, this is nearly impossible!

One thing I am looking forward to doing this school year is literacy circles.

I want my students to fall in love with reading, and participating in literacy circles is one way to achieve that goal!

Literacy circles allow students to choose a book that THEY want to read, from a selection of similarly themed books. I introduce these books by doing a book tasting, where students can "sample" several books of similar theme, and choose the one that interests them the most. Book groups are then able to read and discuss their book on a daily basis. The best part? Literacy circles are completely student led!

For this set of literacy circles, I want my students to explore realistic fiction! Realistic fiction not only meets 4th grade standards, but also puts a relatable spin on a book for the student! All the books I have selected are 4th grader/school themed, so students can begin their school year reading about the school experiences of fictional characters and how their experience relates to their own!

Students will read their selected chapter book with their groups and discuss and write about themes, point of view, character traits, and much more!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • Amazon Business $5.87 6 $35.22
Frindle • Amazon Business $5.64 6 $33.84
The World According to Humphrey • Amazon Business $4.79 6 $28.74
Who's Afraid of Fourth Grade? (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo: Super Special) • Amazon Business $3.99 6 $23.94

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