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Mrs. Strike from Mill Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction Books for Reading and Writing Workshop

My students need 47 nonfiction books for reading and writing workshop.

  • $343 goal

This project expired on March 15, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my classroom begins with reading workshop where kids read at their just-right reading level from their book boxes. They choose books from our classroom library to put in their book boxes. The new common core standards state that half of their reading should be nonfiction.

My students are lucky to live in a quaint suburban town.

Our school is over 100 years old and has a wonderful parent and staff community. We understand that children learn in many different ways. We also know that they not only learn from formal classroom instruction but from the routines and rituals that are consistently present in their school day. The way in which the adults live out their daily lives of school speaks volumes to children who are just beginning to navigate the social mores of life. Do the adults in the school model peaceful problem solving? Do children hear praise and words of encouragement between adults? Do they care for the environment and community? These are just a few examples of how powerful a role model we are as adults and how important it is for a school to be conscious and proactive about the ways in which we conduct ourselves on a daily basis.

My Project

With a well stocked classroom library, my students will be able to choose books that are interesting and at their just-right reading level. This will encourage a lifelong love of reading. Good literature is also very important to our writing workshop. Students are taught to read through the lens of readers and authors. We use mentor texts to guide our writing and investigate author's craft.

Increasing the amount and variety of books in our classroom library will make reading and writing workshop easier to implement efficiently.

I won't have to borrow books from district, school and public libraries as often. Having a wide variety of books enables more students to find titles of interest to them, which will hopefully make them more likely to become book lovers for life!

Mrs. Strike
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deadly Poison Dart Frogs Jennifer Dussling • AKJ Books $15.53 1 $15.53
Bloody Horned Lizards Lori Haskins Houran • AKJ Books $15.53 1 $15.53
What Is a Carnivore? Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
What Is a Herbivore? Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
What Is an Omnivore? Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Grasshopper (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Ladybug (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The American Flag • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Goldfish (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Guinea Pigs (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Bald Eagle • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Dogs (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Mount Rushmore • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Animals: Black and White • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
On the Launch Pad: A Counting Book About Rockets • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Let''s Look at Snails Laura Hamilton Waxman • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Building Beavers • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder Nicola Davies, Jane Chapman • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Something Wants To Eat You • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Emperor''s Egg: Read, Listen, and Wonder Martin Jenkins, • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Speedy Cheetahs Michelle Levine • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Zebras Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Ants and Their Nests • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Elephants Sydnie M. Kleinhenz • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Rabbits, Rabbits and More Rabbits! Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbon • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Frog • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Bees • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Mosquitoes • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Penguins Are Water Birds • AKJ Books $4.38 1 $4.38
Bug Dance • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Harriet Tubman • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Simple Machines Allan Fowler • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
What Magnets Can Do Allan Fowler • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
I Want to be a Gymnast • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins Melissa Stewart • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Baby Panda is Born (AAR) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Annie Oakley Saves the Day • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ready-to-Read) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Pandas Anne Schreiber • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Harry Houdini: Esape Artist • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Mark Twain At Work • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Thomas Edison to the Rescue! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Honeybees-Jan 2012 • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Dinosaur Time • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Celebrating Chinese New Year: Nick''s New Year, No. 4524 • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55

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