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Ms. Sakar from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Lovers

Help me give my students new nonfiction books and materials that help encourage and foster their love of learning through reading.

  • $486 goal

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My Students

My 5th grade students live in inner city Houston. I love that I have the opportunity to share my love of learning with such resilient and talented children.

My students favorite part of my class is when I read to them, it is a special time dedicated to learning and cultivating a community of readers.

I use this time to share my reading experiences and model reading skills and habits through high quality texts. My 5th graders are beginning to develop a passion for nonfiction texts and are eager to learn more about the world around them.

My Project

Many of the texts will be used as teacher read alouds, which is where I will model habits of good readers and then I model my thinking out loud. My read alouds become special treasures that all of the students want to get their hands on. I plan to use the colored caddies on each table for sticky notes, (used for stopping and jotting their thoughts) as well as dictionary resources.

As an adult, 95% of the text we read on a daily basis is non-fiction, so it is crucial that students know how to successfully read these types of texts.

I chose many nonfiction titles from the "I Wonder Why" series so that I can engage students in learning and loving how to read non-fiction texts.

Ms. Sakar
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 96 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books - Grade 5 (15 Books) • AKJ Education $163.16 1 $163.16
TT925X - Neon Help-Yourself Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Who Was Milton Hershey? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable (Animal Science) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What's Eating You?: Parasites -- The Inside Story (Animal Science) • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Animals Nobody Loves • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
I Wonder Why The Dinosaurs Died Out: and Other Questions About Extinct and Endangered Animals • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Wonder Why There's a Hole in the Sky • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth (Animal Science) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle • Amazon Business $6.03 1 $6.03
I Wonder Why Volcanoes Blow Their Tops: and Other Questions About Natural Disasters • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
Who Is Bill Gates? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Education $3.89 1 $3.89

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