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Ms. Becky Bistrow from Chicago IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Newsworthy Nonfiction

Help me give my students exciting nonfiction books to devour and savor !

  • $397 goal

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My Students

My students are in an urban setting with a wide range of backgrounds. We love to learn and play together every day. These students deserve the world, and I love sharing it with them each day. I teach a third grade classroom with eight- and nine-year-olds who are ready to learn.

They are striving to do their best in the less than wonderful situation of hybrid learning.

These little humans are so very resilient, and they see the world through rose colored glasses.

My Project

My students in 3rd grade are reading in order to learn facts about their worlds! Nonfiction is something that is relatively new to these students this year. Many readers don't read a lot of nonfiction until they get to third grade as they were previously immersed in stories. We will be researching and writing our own "Who Would Win" books, so what better way to get into the format of animal discovery than to read about them! These books will be for 3rd graders to broaden their home libraries with high quality, high interest nonfiction books.

Ms. Becky Bistrow
Grades 3-5

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Weird But True 9: Expanded Edition • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Weird But True 7: Expanded Edition (Weird But True, 8) • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Weird But True Gross: 300 Slimy, Sticky, and Smelly Facts • Amazon Business $5.94 5 $29.70
Weird But True 10 • Amazon Business $5.79 5 $28.95
Ultimate Dinosaur Rumble (Who Would Win?) (22) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Ultimate Ocean Rumble (Who Would Win?) (14) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
What If You Had Animal Eyes? • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
What If You Had Animal Feet? • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Ultimate Shark Rumble (Who Would Win?) (24) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
What If You Had An Animal Nose? • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Ultimate Jungle Rumble (Who Would Win?) (19) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
What If You Had T. Rex Teeth?: And Other Dinosaur Parts • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Ultimate Bug Rumble (Who Would Win?) (17) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96

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