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Mrs. Taura from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

In Need of Nonfiction Books

My students need a variety of nonfiction books to support their interests and reading levels!

  • $555 goal

This project expired on April 23, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to read nonfiction books! We just need more books to support their reading.

My students love learning about the real world through nonfiction books.

Their interests vary - some love to read about other cultures while others can't get enough about snakes. The beauty of reader's workshop is that each student gets to choose books that are at their just right reading level, and of interest to them. Additionally, our school has a diverse population of students with the majority being African American, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander. Over 60% of the students attending our school qualify for free or reduced priced lunch.

My Project

These books will be read by students throughout the year, with an emphasis at the end of the school year when we have nonfiction book clubs. While students read nonfiction text, including Why Do Snakes Hiss?, Speedy Cheetahs, and Everybody Cooks Rice, just to name few, they work on strategies such as synthesizing what they learned, using text features to provide more meaning, and responding to the text. With the new Common Core Standards, students should be reading more nonfiction text so these books will directly support this thinking and learning.

Our classroom library needs more nonfiction books across various reading levels to support students while they read, think, and learn.

They will not only improve their reading and thinking skills, but they will learn more about the world around them!

Mrs. Taura
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Level L - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $84.16 1 $84.16
Level K - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $83.75 1 $83.75
Level J - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $83.33 1 $83.33
Freaky-Big Airplanes Meish Goldish • AKJ Books $16.51 1 $16.51
Motorcycles Darlene R. Stille • AKJ Books $15.56 1 $15.56
Frogs • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Cats (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Get Some Exercise! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Owls Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Dogs (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Guinea Pigs (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Reptiles • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Why Do Snakes Hiss? • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Animals: Black and White • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Emperor''s Egg: Read, Listen, and Wonder Martin Jenkins, • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Everybody Cooks Rice • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Speedy Cheetahs Michelle Levine • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Pythons Jody Sullivan Rake • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Citizenship • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Cheetahs Deborah Nuzzolo • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Leopards Deborah Nuzzolo • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Lions Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Corn Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Cats • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Sea Lion • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Alligator • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Why Do Birds Sing? • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Snap!: A Book about Alligators and Crocodiles Melvin Berger, • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

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