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Ms. Rudzinski from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Right Nonfiction Texts

My students need leveled nonfiction texts to broaden their exposure to topics.

  • $362 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an integrated collaborative teaching (ICT) first-grade class, with a mixture of general and special education students at a high-needs, Title I school in the Bronx. While the majority of students come from low-income homes or from homes with limited parental involvement, they are enthusiastic and come to school every day ready to learn. They see school as a consistent part of their daily lives and love to make me proud.

My first graders are some of the happiest children I have ever had the pleasure of working with; they inspire me to provide the best education I can for them.

My Project

Students will be learning how to interact and critically read informational texts in first grade through teacher-modeling with mentor texts, guided practice in small groups, and independent practice with books at their individual reading levels. Repetition is so important for students in internalize non-fiction reading skills like how to use a table of contents or find the definitions for bold vocabulary words in a book. While I can model how to read to find information in non-fiction books, I don't have leveled books for them to read for independent practice. Emergent readers often shut down when they are expected to read a book that is too challenging. This donation is so valuable because it will stock our class library with non-fiction books at every level so that each reader will be able to find a "just right" book for them.

Students will become confident readers of informational texts and learn how to read to find out more about a subject.

With access to non-fiction books at each reading level, students will be able to pick "just right" books throughout the year as they continue to grow as readers. These books will give students independence and choice as they hone their reading skills.

Ms. Rudzinski
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FB711 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
LL716 - Level F Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
LL719 - Level I Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 1 $34.00
LL717 - Level G Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 1 $34.00
LL715 - Level E Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.00 1 $33.00
LL714 - Level D Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
LL718 - Level H Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
LL713 - Level C Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.00 1 $26.00
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80

Materials cost

$273.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$307.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.25

Total project goal

$361.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.65

1 Donor

-$361.65

Donations toward project cost

-$307.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.25

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$0.00

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