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Mrs. Kello from Livermore CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Non-Fiction Walk Through History

My students need engaging nonfiction books to help boost their love of history and their reading comprehension skills, as well as prepare them for state testing, high school, college, and a successful career.

  • $183 goal

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My Students

My students are 6th grade Writing, Reading and History students in a public school in California. We have a range of students at all ability levels. They spend half of their school day in my classroom, so we vary our genres of reading to keep them engaged.

We strive to connect the past with the present, and this is where these non-fiction resources can make a world of difference.

All students need opportunities to engage them in reading, and these books will make all the difference in their motivation to read and boost their comprehension, especially in history.

My Project

All of my students want to love to read. Having a classroom library filled with engaging non-ficition books will give each of my classes choices of independent reading novels that will interest and engage them. We are always looking to make connections between our curriculum and the outside world, particularly in history.

We need independent reading books that will engage them, boost their love of reading, and bring the outside world into our classroom.

Our titles include best-sellers like Who Was WIlliam Shakespeare? What Is the Declaration of Independence?, What Is the Statue of Liberty?, What Were the Twin Towers?, Who Was Mother Teresa?, What Was Pearl Harbor? in addition to dozens more. This project will allow me to enrich our classroom library with quality historical non-fiction literature that students could read as part of our cultural studies and exploration of ancient civilizations.

Students could then take Accelerated Reader quizzes about them, which boosts their reading comprehension skills. This will set them up for success in other areas of learning, better prepare them for state testing, as well as high school and beyond.

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Napoleon? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Gold Rush? • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
Who Was Paul Revere? • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Is Pope Francis? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.91 1 $4.91
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was William Shakespeare? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • Amazon Business $4.66 1 $4.66
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Who Was Marco Polo? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Is Hillary Clinton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Ernest Shackleton? • Amazon Business $3.66 1 $3.66
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $2.78 1 $2.78

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