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Ms. Joiner from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Information Galore! Increasing Our Informational Text Reading)

My students need Non-Fiction/Informational and leveled independent reading books. I have little of these books in my classroom library.

  • $1,055 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Among the many things I love about my students is their perseverance. They go through a lot of difficult circumstances (outside of school) yet they continue to come to school daily and still give it all they can give. Despite serious family and community issues they continue to achieve both academically and socially. For example, our school was a level 3 school (low rank), but as of last year, mainly due to students' academic growth, we are a level 1+(highest rank) school.

To continue this growth and maintain our level 1+ status, it is pertinent that student have some basic necessities.

My Project

These Non-Fiction reading books will allow my scholars a more interesting selection of books to choose. Historically, I have no problem with them choosing and enjoying Literature (fiction). They love it. Based on my current data, more reading and skills application are needed for Informational text. Skills lacking include main idea with supporting text evidence, author's purpose, author biases, mood/tone, and audience. As I teach these skills, it is pertinent to have the students experience and apply them to books that are relevant to the skills. I simply do not have enough Non-Fiction books to accommodate my goal of having them read a minimum of 5 Non-Fiction and 5 Fiction books this school year. Your support is appreciated.

Ms. Joiner
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Experiments in Earth Science and Weather With Toys and Everyday Stuff • AKJ Education $18.48 2 $36.96
It's Our Garden From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden • AKJ Education $15.29 2 $30.58
If America Were a Village A Book About the People of the United States • AKJ Education $13.83 2 $27.66
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin The Life and Art of Horace Pippin • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Lincoln Tells a Joke How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country) • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Into the Deep The Life of Naturalist and Explorer William Beebe • AKJ Education $6.53 4 $26.12
Howling Hurricanes • AKJ Education $6.05 4 $24.20
20 Fun Facts About Pioneer Women • AKJ Education $9.19 2 $18.38
Brainstorm!: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Oh, the Things They Invented! All About Great Inventors • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Vote! • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Yellowstone National Park • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Weather Scientists • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Investigating Storms • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
How Tall, How Short, How Farway • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
The Energy We See A Look at Light • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
31 Ways to Change the World • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
The White House • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
What is Culture? • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
Sports Hall Of Weird • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
Cultural Traditions in Brazil • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
Ferdinand Magellan: Circumnavigating the World • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
Ponce de León: Exploring Florida and Puerto Rico • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
Tornadoes! • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Florence Nightingale • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Coral Reefs • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Moon Book • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Strong Man The Story of Charles Atlas • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
How My Family Lives in America • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Circulatory Story • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Kobe Bryant • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Unite or Die How Thirteen States Became a Nation • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Jane Goodall • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
What Is a Community? from A to Z • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
If You Lived When There Was Slavery In America • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Pilgrims • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Booker T. Washington • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Extreme Skydiving • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Nathan Hale Patriot Spy • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
The $25,000 Flight (Totally True Adventures) • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
The True Story of Pocahontas • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
A Horn for Louis • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (Totally True Adventures) • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Volcanoes! Mountains of Fire • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
The Story of Jackie Robinson Bravest Man in Baseball • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Smart About the First Ladies Smart About History • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Charles Darwin? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Nations of the Northeast Coast • AKJ Education $4.03 2 $8.06
A Picture Book of Sacagawea • AKJ Education $3.69 2 $7.38
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
The Titanic: Lost and Found Lost...and Found (A Step 3 Book/ Grades 2-3( • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
To the Top!: Climbing the World's Highest Mountain • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
Micro Monsters Life Under the Microscope • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
Plants Bite Back • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
Space • AKJ Education $3.34 2 $6.68
Finding Providence The Story of Roger Williams • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Pompeii...Buried Alive! • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Raptor Pack • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Teddy Roosevelt The People's President • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Baseball's Greatest Hitters • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82

Materials cost

$853.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$896.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$158.17

Total project goal

$1,054.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,054.49

1 Donor

-$527.23

Donations toward project cost

-$448.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.08

match offer

-$527.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$448.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.09

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$0.00

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