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Mrs. Isakson from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening For: What Should I Read Next?

My students need inspiring fictional stories, historical examples and informational texts that teach them lessons/information about life, identity and perseverance.

  • $388 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching and learning from a diverse group of students in the northern part of Seattle. My students are dedicated learners, who practice empathy and compassion daily and persevere through many challenges. The families of my school represent a wide variety of languages, cultures and socioeconomic statuses.

Regardless of home circumstances each of my students values their education experience and strive to learn more each day.

Reading and learning that reflects who they are as individuals will help them grow into the next generation that will make positive changes for themselves and others around them.

My Project

These books are resources for students to grow not only as readers but also as lifelong learners. Whether they are enjoying a fictional text about wizards or reading up on how tornados are created, they are absorbing information about the world around them.

My students' imaginations will soar as they turn each and every page.

My students love to read and learn about places they have been to or hope to visit one day, cultures they embrace, identities they embody and imaginations they desire to foster and grow. These books are high-interest texts that will motivate any reader, especially reluctant ones, to read and keep reading.

One of my favorite things to hear is a teacher is "I can't wait to read that book," or "Which book should I read first? I can't decide!" When students feel a desire to read and identify as a reader, their world is changed forever. With strong reading skills, much knowledge can be gained, more insight can be had, and more experiences are created.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 30 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story From the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $49.00 1 $49.00
Looking Like Me • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
A Picture Book of Jesse Owens (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Old Wolf • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Earthquakes (A True Book) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Tornadoes (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Maybe a Fox • Amazon Business $6.66 1 $6.66
The Girl in the Well Is Me • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
The Orphan Of Ellis Island (Time Travel Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Call It Courage • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Journey Through Our Solar System (True Books: Dr. Mae Jemison and 100 Year Starship) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Just My Luck • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Pippi Longstocking • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
The Real Slam Dunk • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Would Win? Polar Bear vs. Grizzly Bear • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43

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