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Mrs. Roeder from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leaders Learning Through Literature

My students need fiction texts to help build background knowledge before learning about social studies concepts.

  • $232 goal

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My Students

Our students are so excited about leading and learning! We are a "Leader in Me" school focused on goal-setting, personal responsibility, and synergizing with others. An integral part of this growth is reading a variety of texts and learning strategies that will be used across all genres.

Our goal is to provide engaging texts at all levels and in many different genres for our students to make optimal growth in reading.

Our school serves students from hard-working families and has a high percentage of free and reduced price lunch. We also have a growing ESL population. Help our eager readers become leaders!

My Project

These picture books are all based on social studies concepts that students will be learning throughout the year. Many of our students lack the background knowledge that prepares them to learn new science and social studies concepts. Books such as Silent Witness and Katie's Trunk give students some background knowledge on a topic like the Revolutionary War or the Civil War before they begin learning specifics through nonfiction texts.

These fiction picture books will build a bridge so students can access new social studies concepts with ease.

Students become more engaged in concepts when they can connect them to fiction stories they've read.

Mrs. Roeder
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 450 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Tudley Didn't Know • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
America's White Table • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
The Town that Fooled the British: A War of 1812 Story (Tales of Young Americans) • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
The Scarlet Stockings Spy (Tales of Young Americans) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Story of Paper: Amazing Chinese Inventions • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Daisylocks • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Silent Witness • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Encounter (Voyager Books) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Weslandia • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Katie's Trunk • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Yard Sale • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69

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