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Mrs. Thompson from Portland ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Biographies

Help me give my students access to a wider range of biographies that reach their interests.

  • $247 goal

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My Students

Picture adorable smiling faces, a boatload of energy, and an eagerness to learn as well as to share all of their own life experiences. Then you'll know what it looks like to walk into our classroom each day. I have the great pleasure of having a very diverse population of students in our classroom, each very unique in learning style and academic capabilities.

Maine is home to a diverse culture and a wide range of socioeconomic statuses which are seen throughout the city and in each one of the classrooms.

We have a high percentage of students who receive free or reduced-price lunch. All students need to have a community that supports them, enables them to be themselves, and fosters skills and tools for successful learning.

My Project

My second graders have just embarked on a unit that will take them through the lives of many individuals by reading biographies. So we need loads and loads of biographies, reaching many different reading levels! Through this work students will need to determine what a hero is, how heroes make an impact, as well as figure out if the individuals contributions made a difference.

To keep the spark of learning happening I would like to be able to provide my students with a wider range of biographies to choose from, that span across many different reading levels.

By providing students with people they're interested in it can lead to more excitement about the topic as well as more exposure to new information about the person.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I am Marie Curie (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
I am Lucille Ball (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.38 1 $12.38
I am George Washington (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
I am Billie Jean King (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
I am Sonia Sotomayor (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Neil Armstrong : The First Man to Walk on the Moon - Biography for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Jane Goodall - Grade 3 - Guided Reading Level Q • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Stephen Curry (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Odell Beckham Jr. (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Shaun White, 2nd Edition (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Tom Brady, 3rd Edition (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
LeBron James, 4th Edition (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Usain Bolt (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Katherine Johnson (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77
Mae Jemison (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $4.62 1 $4.62
J. J. Watt (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Misty Copeland (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.00 1 $3.00

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