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Ms. Gordon from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Future Leaders Through Inquiry Reading

Help me give my students books which will provide both a window and a mirror for my emerging advocates to reflect their own experience as well as the experiences of others.

  • $922 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students with whom I currently work are already at-risk due to a multitude of emotional and behavioral concerns. Each of these students is at a critical transformation point; they have been accepted to our intensive therapeutic and academic program focused on the whole child. These young minds are our most divergent and struggling learners; they possess excellent raw talent and insight into many issues but are restricted in their participation in experiential learning in the general education setting due to their ongoing behavior.

Beyond improving social-emotional skills necessary to successfully transition back to their schools, exposure to the bravery as well as social injustice highlighted in the chosen books will expand my students world view while building a sense of what authentic civic engagement is.

My Project

The books requested will help my students expand their understanding of and competency in authentic reading and writing. These new titles will not only augment our depleted library, titles like "Asylum Seekers" will deepen my diverse learners' background knowledge while exposing them to remarkable historical figures and current events. Additionally, the variety of books requested ensure each reader will find topics at their interest and ability level.

Through our Inquiry-based Readers/Writers Workshop, my students will begin to see how our academic tasks prepare them for their future careers.

By exploring and researching, they will become advocates, scientists, and authors - proactive engaged citizens.

Ms. Gordon
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level T Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $133.28 1 $133.28
Guided Reading Collection: Level P Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $106.19 1 $106.19
Guided Reading Collection: Level N Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $102.22 1 $102.22
A Long Way Gone • AKJ Education $10.22 5 $51.10
House With a Clock in Its Walls • AKJ Education $7.05 5 $35.25
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 5 $32.80
Witness • AKJ Education $5.93 5 $29.65
Saving Animals from Oil Spills • AKJ Education $18.45 1 $18.45
The Last Boy • AKJ Education $14.99 1 $14.99
Surviving Natural Disasters • AKJ Education $13.45 1 $13.45
Asylum Seekers • AKJ Education $13.45 1 $13.45
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hidden Figures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Eco Barons • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Women in Science • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $11.65 1 $11.65
Portraits of African-American Heroes • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Muhammad Ali • AKJ Education $3.48 2 $6.96
Black Heroes of the American Revolution • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Heroes of the Revolution • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rebels (Women in Profile) • AKJ Education $1.75 3 $5.25
Henri Matisse • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lulu Dark and the Summer of the Fox • AKJ Education $1.00 5 $5.00
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Marco Polo? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Charles Darwin? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who was Thomas Jefferson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Barack Obama • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Hughes:The Private Diaries Memos and Letters • AKJ Education $1.00 2 $2.00
Orson Welles • AKJ Education $1.00 2 $2.00

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