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Ms. Ortiz from San Mateo CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Informational Reading to Hook Boys in My Class!!

My students need more informational books in Spanish to read especially boys who will devour any book on scientific facts and science.

  • $394 goal

This project expired on November 23, 2011.

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My Students

Do you remember what it was like to write an informational report and could not find the books you needed? Students in my class go through this every time we are reading and writing about a nonfiction theme. Please add more nonfiction variety in our library!

My students get hooked on any theme I read to them.

Boys love books about science and the earth. Once they get hooked they can't put the book down! All of them love science and with the pressure of testing our science must be integrated with reading and writing. We are a Spanish bilingual dual immersion school. That is the reason why the books I chose are in Spanish.

My Project

My plan is to start reading these books aloud. Get them hooked!! My target is boys who get sick of fiction stories. If the boys buy into them then girls who also like science will follow. The beginning of the year would be valuable to introducing them to nonfiction features. This will follow with a comparison to what they know about fiction features. THIS would definitely give them a head start!!

These books will add variety to our classroom library which is short in nonfiction material.

These books will help in not running out of nonfiction materials by the middle of the year.

Ms. Ortiz
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Qu usa un cientifico? (What Does a Scientist Use?), Big Book, Each • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.95 1 $19.95
Conoce las plantas (Learn About Plants), Set of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.70 1 $26.70
El viento (Wind), Reader, set of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $21.30 1 $21.30
Las cuatro estaciones del ano (The Four Seasons of the Year), Set of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.70 1 $26.70
El viento (Wind), Big Book, Each • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.95 1 $19.95
El estado del tiempo (Weather) Book, Spanish, Set of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.70 1 $26.70
Enteros y sus partes (Systems and Their Parts), Set of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.70 1 $26.70
El ciclo del agua (Water Cycle), Set of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.70 1 $26.70
Habitats Book, Spanish, Set of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.70 1 $26.70
Oceanos (Oceans) Book, Spanish, Set of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.70 1 $26.70

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