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  • $311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Leon
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Nonfiction Necessity

My students need informational novels, such as the "What Was..." and "Who Was..." series to help broaden their knowledge of influential people and events that have occurred through the course of history.

My Students

My students are an amazing bunch of kids who come from varying social and economic backgrounds. A lot of my students come from single-parent homes and receive free or reduced-priced lunch. We are also a Title I school, with a large number of military families.

Not surprisingly, I have found that students are resilient when given opportunity and expectations.

No matter their backgrounds or abilities, they will rise to the occasion when you set high expectations, foster their learning and provide a positive, safe and uplifting learning environment.

I am the ELAR inclusion teacher for 5th grade, and my classes are composed of a mixture of students, who are all eager to improve themselves in any way that they can.

My Project

I have found that my students are interested in nonfiction texts and history based novels. However, according to them, they do not necessarily enjoy reading long, "boring" texts with words they do not quite understand yet.

These short biographies, like "Who Was Frederick Douglass" and "Who Were the Tuskeegee Airman," as well as short historical novels like, "What Was the Great Depression" and "What Was the Women's Rights Movement," are classroom favorites, and students are quick to check them out when they become available!

Most have been read on a continuous cycle, and students are often asking for me to purchase more, especially when the book fair rolls around.

Through reading these types of short novels, students are learning about important people and events that helped to shape, not only the United States, but also the world.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $5.68 2 $11.36
Who Was Frederick Douglass? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Hurricane Katrina? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Andrew Jackson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Paul Revere? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Queen Victoria? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
What Was the Alamo? • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
Who Was Ulysses S. Grant? • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
Who Was Cesar Chavez? • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.42 1 $5.42
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Woodrow Wilson? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Was Booker T. Washington? • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • Amazon Business $4.66 1 $4.66
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Was Robert E. Lee? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $3.53 1 $3.53
Who Was Charles Darwin? • Amazon Business $3.47 1 $3.47
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $2.96 1 $2.96
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $2.73 1 $2.73

Materials cost

$230.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$263.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.52

Total project goal

$310.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$310.13

3 Donors

-$310.13

Donations toward project cost

-$263.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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