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Ms. Usrey from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction for Newcomers

Help me give my students non-fiction books that are high interest for independent reading time.

  • $530 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When my second grade students enter my classroom, they come to me with a broad spectrum of learning styles and abilities. As a teacher I want my students to see their full potential, regardless of what background the come from.

I teach in a high poverty school where all students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many students come from homes were resources are limited and where English is a second language. They are eager to learn and need a variety of ways to learn.

My Project

At our school, we implement a program called Reading Rangers. This program is designed to allow students to be successful at the level where they are independently reading and become better readers. To foster a love of reading, students need to read both fiction and nonfiction books. My classroom library is filled with books that students can choose from.

However, I do not have very many books that are nonfiction.

In order to graduate their Reading Ranger level, students must read 5 to 10 nonfiction books. They must be successful with a passing rate of 90% on each quiz and pass both fiction and nonfiction books.

Since many of my students come to me speaking English as a second language, they need books that are high interest but easy enough for them to comprehend. The books that have been requested meet this requirement. They are high interest and engaging books that students all love to read.

Please help me build a classroom library with lots of nonfiction, where all students are able to be successful readers.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer • AKJ Education $5.32 2 $10.64
Maps, Maps, Maps! • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Bubbles Float, Bubbles Pop • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Helen Keller Courageous Advocate • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
From Seed to Plant (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Baseball: Great Moments, Records, and Facts • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Monarch Butterfly's Journey • AKJ Education $5.47 1 $5.47
A Raindrop's Journey • AKJ Education $5.47 1 $5.47
Snacks for Healthy Teeth • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
A Look at Magnets • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
A Baby Duck Story • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Bengal Tigers • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
A Day in the Life of a Nurse • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
American Black Bears • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
American Black Bears • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
All about Teeth • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Flossing Teeth • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Clown Fish and Sea Anemones Work Together • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Clouds • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Baby Animals in Dens • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Baby Animals in Burrows • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Arctic Shrews • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Cardinals • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Apples • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
An Earthworm's Life • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
All About Snowmen • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
All About Rain Forests • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
All About Oceans • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
All About Forests • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
All About Christmas • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
All About Animals in Winter • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
A Frog's Life Cycle • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
A Sunflower's Life Cycle • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Pet Hermit Crabs Up Close • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Pet Guinea Pigs Up Close • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Barn Owls • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Robins • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Countries in My World • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Pet Rabbits Up Close • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The First Computers • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Moon • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Planting Seeds • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Robert Munsch • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Snowy Owls • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Continents in My World • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Communities in My World • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
House Sparrows • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Peregrine Falcons • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Pumpkins • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Saving Water • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Baby Animals in Nests • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Baby Animals in Pouches • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Anaconda • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Some Kids Wear Leg Braces • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Brothers • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Sisters • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
The Moon: Revised Edition • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Aunts • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Fathers • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
The Planets: Revised Edition • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Grandfathers • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Grandmothers • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Mothers • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Wild, Wild Wolves • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Turtle Nest • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
Looking at Maps and Globes • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Aaron Rodgers • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Learn About Money • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dolphins! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
A Trip to the Zoo • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Just a few words, Mr Lincoln • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Ponies • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Red, White, and Blue: The Story of the American Flag • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$384.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$450.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.49

Total project goal

$529.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$529.96

2 Donors

-$529.96

Donations toward project cost

-$450.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.49

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$0.00

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