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Ms. Wooten from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Talk About History! Fourth Grade Book Clubs Rock!

My students need several sets of high-interest, below- and above-grade level historical fiction texts in order to conduct book clubs.

  • $707 goal

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My Students

I teach 4th grade language arts in the most diverse neighborhood in Chicago. Many of my scholars are English language learners, and over 40 languages are spoken at my school! It truly is a melting pot!

Even though we are located on the far north side of the city, these students aren't immune to the struggles many of our city's children face.

A large number of my students, 88 percent, are low-income. We also have a large percentage of diverse learners.

My Project

We've been working hard in fourth grade this year to have conversations and discussions about the books we are reading, growing interpretations and backing them up with evidence. My students love digging in and discussing theme, historical connections, characters, and more.

However, in order to launch our last unit, historical fiction book clubs, we desperately need texts that are a good fit for the wide variety of reading abilities in our diverse classroom.

Your generous donation will ensure that there is a good-fit book in the hands of every child in my high-needs classroom. Having books at their level will help them have interpretive discussions in small book clubs.

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

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Liberty's Son: A Spy Story of the American Revolution (Historical Fiction Adventures) • Amazon Business $12.88 4 $51.52
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $10.39 4 $41.56
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • Amazon Business $7.93 4 $31.72
Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.74 8 $29.92
Freedom Crossing (Apple Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $6.97 4 $27.88
Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride (On My Own History) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
The Copper Lady (On My Own History) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth (On My Own History) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
The Secret Garden • Amazon Business $6.89 4 $27.56
Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad (On My Own) • Amazon Business $6.58 4 $26.32
Mieko and the Fifth Treasure • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Tut, Tut #6 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House #18) • Amazon Business $5.97 4 $23.88
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.21 4 $20.84
1: My America: Freedom's Wings: Corey's Underground Railroad Diary, Book One • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Oh Say, I Can't See #15 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Civil War On Sunday (Magic Tree House #21) • Amazon Business $4.79 4 $19.16
Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? #11 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $4.32 4 $17.28
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 • Amazon Business $3.87 4 $15.48
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived #9) • Amazon Business $3.77 4 $15.08
Chang's Paper Pony (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.74 4 $14.96

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