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Ms. Alessandro from East Brunswick NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning through Nonfiction Text

Help me give my students engaging, current nonfiction texts that can enhance our classroom library.

  • $264 goal

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My Students

My 4th graders enter my classroom in September not knowing much about me or their classmates but leave in June as talented readers, authors, engineers, and most importantly as growing young members of society who believe they can change the world. We build a unique family throughout the school year where their voices are heard and their thoughts and ideas matter.

My group of diverse students are innovative, collaborative, inquisitive, active, and eager to learn.

They set the tone for our classroom environment and their learning experiences.

My Project

I have a classroom library full of fiction books and my students love to read them! However, there are always students looking for nonfiction books to read and I don't have any in my classroom. Reading nonfiction is an essential skill for 4th graders because nonfiction texts get more and more complex at this level.

My students need access to more engaging nonfiction texts to make reading nonfiction a little less scary and overwhelming.

Most of the books I'm asking for are related to our Social Studies curriculum or related to my students' interests. These nonfiction books will help to enhance the curriculum and also engage readers in a lifelong journey of reading.

Ms. Alessandro
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 40 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FB714 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
FB713 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
Towers Falling • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Superstorm Sandy • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
America Is Under Attack September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Who Is Derek Jeter? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Elvis Presley? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was Ellis Island? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Great Depression? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Were the Twin Towers? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Great Chicago Fire? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Where Is Alcatraz? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Jeff Kinney? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is George Lucas? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Underground Railroad? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Is Rock and Roll? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
¿Quién es Neil Armstrong? (Who is Neil Armstrong?) • AKJ Education $2.52 1 $2.52

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