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Ms. Wolz from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature For Character Development

My students need 45 literature books to help them learn about character development: honesty, caring, responsibility, cooperation, and living peacefully.

  • $427 goal

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My Students

Today it is not enough to teach the three R's. We must help our children learn good morals and values. Character development through literature is a wonderful way to teach children.

My wonderful second graders come from an urban area.

For whatever reason, today's society seems to need extra help in learning good morals and values. The teachers, who are a major constant in the lives of the students, are now being asked to help students learn appropriate social skills. In my classroom, many, if not all, of my students would greatly benefit from character development lessons.

My Project

A lot of inner-city students who attend the school where I teach have difficulty expressing their feelings appropriately. Some students need help learning the difference between right and wrong and making good choices. In teaching character development, students will learn about being caring, honest, respectful, and responsible. They will learn to accept other people's differences and learn about manners. All of these values will help my students lead better lives, and it is hoped they will grow up to be caring, productive citizens who give back to their community.

Many students in urban areas need guidance from their teachers to learn appropriate morals and values.

Character development using literature is a wonderful way to increase their understanding of how to be good citizens. Your donation will allow my classroom to have books which will help students learn about honesty, caring, responsibility, respect, manners, and getting along with others.

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Ms. Wolz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Biggest Bear Lynd Ward, Lynd Ward (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Emperor's New Clothes Hans Christian Andersen, Virginia Lee Burton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Empty Pot Demi, Demi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Pinocchio (Classic Starts Series) Carlo Collodi, Lucy Corvino (Illustrator), Abridged by Tania Zamorsky, Arthur Pober (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Bargain for Frances (I Can Read Series) Lillian Hoban • Barnes and Noble $5.38 1 $5.38
A Big Fat Enormous Lie Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, David McPhail (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Manners Aliki, Aliki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Little Red Hen Byron Barton, Byron Barton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Day's Work Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Brave Irene William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pigsty Mark Teague • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Now One Foot, Now the Other Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Art Lesson Tomie dePaola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pink and Say Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
Chicken Sunday Patricia Polacco, Edward Miller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Too Many Tamales Gary Soto, Ed Martinez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator), John L. Steptoe (Illustrator), Clarita Kohen (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories Aliki, Aliki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.10 1 $16.10
May I Bring a Friend? Beatrice Schenk De Regniers, Beni Montresor, Beni Montresor (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
What Do You Say, Dear? Sesyle Joslin, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Harriet the Spy Louise Fitzhugh • Barnes and Noble $11.48 1 $11.48
Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen, Bernadette Watts (Illustrator), Adapted by Bernadette Watts • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... Molly Bang • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Sam and the Lucky Money Karen Chinn, Wright Cornelius Van (Illustrator), Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest Lynne Cherry, Deborah Halverson (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Be Good to Eddie Lee Virginia Fleming, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
Officer Buckle and Gloria Peggy Rathmann, Peggy Rathmann (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
Smoky Night Eve Bunting, David Diaz, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Sadako Eleanor Coerr, Ed Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Story of Ferdinand Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Swimmy Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Dragon and the Unicorn Lynne Cherry, Lynne Cherry (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Miss Rumphius Barbara Cooney, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Uncle Jed's Barbershop Margaree King Mitchell, James Ransome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Gardener Sarah Stewart, David Small (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch Eileen Spinelli, Paul Yalowitz (Illustrator), Paul Yalowitz (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Stellaluna Janell Cannon • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Crickwing Janell Cannon • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Verdi Janell Cannon • Barnes and Noble $12.24 1 $12.24
Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners Stan Berenstain • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Big Al Andrew Clements, Yoshi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Loudmouth George and the Sixth Grade Bully Nancy L. Carlson, Nancy Carlson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25

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