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Mrs. Black from Commerce TWP MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lions, Tigers And Bears...Oh Yes! Nonfiction In Kindergarten

My students need 55 leveled nonfiction books to read during Reader's Workshop.

  • $380 goal

This project expired on April 16, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Sharks, snakes, creepy crawly creatures...My students are enthralled by nonfiction books! They never tire of paging through our books and excitedly sharing what they see. I love to see this enthusiasm! The children are curious about the world around them and anxious to learn as much as possible.

I am fortunate because my kindergartners love coming to school.

Their number one goal in September is to “learn to read”. I would love to capitalize on this fact by motivating them with age appropriate nonfiction books to read. My students come from a public school in Michigan. Unfortunately, the declining economy has really hit our district hard and tightened our budget. It has made it difficult to add any resources to our classrooms.

My Project

I would love to add nonfiction books to my classroom library that are age appropriate and written at an emergent level so my students can actually read the text. Reading nonfiction or informational text has so many benefits which include: *building background knowledge *motivating students to read *encouraging reluctant readers *enriching the curriculum *stimulating critical thinking *aiding in comprehension *promoting interest in a variety of topics *engaging students. Most importantly, reading nonfiction books will promote overall literacy development and instill a love of reading in my kindergartners.

My students need sets of nonfiction books that they can gather information from as well as actually read.

It can be difficult to find text that is at an emergent reading level. The books which I have selected are full of beautiful photos, pictures and interesting text. Your support of my project will provide a boost to our classroom library and put smiles on my students’ faces. Most importantly, you will be helping me instill a lifelong love of reading in my students.

Mrs. Black
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL716 - Level F Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $32.00 1 $32.00
LL715 - Level E Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $32.00 1 $32.00
LL714 - Level D Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $26.00 1 $26.00
KIT GUIDED READING LIBRARY LEV D F NON FICTION • School Specialty Inc. $175.74 1 $175.74

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