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Ms. Erlwein from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Non-Fiction Leveled Text

Help me give my students art supplies and a classroom library with many non-fiction text to help them broaden their content knowledge. A variety of text will help increase students love for reading.

  • $1,300 goal

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My Students

This is a great group of kids from a low income school with more than 85% of our students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches. The students are mainly African-American and about a fourth are Hispanic-American. This awesome group of scholars are always ready to learn and love coming to school everyday. The use of non-fiction books and art supplies in their classroom environment will enhance their learning and allow them to emphasize their creativity while learning. These scholars are ready to grow and would love your support!

My Project

These non-fiction leveled books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy. They love to read independently, especially while holding a stuffed animal friend! Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. I have been looking for non-fiction text to increase their content knowledge and their interest in reading. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of texts that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

The art supplies will allow students to express the learning in a creative way through project based learning.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level I Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $106.77 1 $106.77
Guided Reading Collection: Level K Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $100.41 1 $100.41
Guided Reading Collection: Level O Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $98.66 1 $98.66
Guided Reading Collection: Level M Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $98.19 1 $98.19
Guided Reading Collection: Level H Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $97.79 1 $97.79
Guided Reading Collection: Level J Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $96.70 1 $96.70
Guided Reading Collection: Level L Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $96.09 1 $96.09
Guided Reading Collection: Level N Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $92.98 1 $92.98
Guided Reading Collection: Level G Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $69.43 1 $69.43
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Handy Art Little Masters Tempera Paints Set, 16 oz, Pack of 6 . • Amazon Business $16.93 2 $33.86
Charles Leonard Creative Arts Flat Tip Paint Brushes, Short Stubby Plastic Handle with Hog Bristle, 7.5 Inch, Assorted Colors, 10-Pack (73290) • Amazon Business $8.29 3 $24.87
12 Pcs Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for DIY Craft Professional Art Painting • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98

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