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Mrs. Cessac from Port Arthur TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction or Fiction, You Decide!

Help me give my students numerous nonfiction books to aid in learning the differences between fiction and nonfictions books!

  • $247 goal

This project expired on September 1, 2019.

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My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income school district affected by Hurricane Harvey. My students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom, and the hurricane has only elevated the difficulties they face. One hundred percent of my students receive free breakfast and lunch at my Title I school in Port Arthur, Texas.

Even though many of my students are displaced, they are coming to school with excitement and an eagerness for learning.

I want to provide my students with positive and exciting learning experiences that help them learn and grow while they are with me. Though I cannot control their experiences at home, I can control what happens in my classroom and with your help I can make sure they participate in interesting and compelling learning experiences!

My Project

Reading fiction books is easy and fun for my third graders. They easily understand the story and the elements within it. Now nonfiction on the other hand is hard for them to learn and figure out.

With the aid of these nonfiction books, my students can read fun and entertaining books that are about real life experiences while also learning about the parts of a nonfiction text.

These nonfiction books will be great to pair next to fiction books to help the students see the differences in the texts. Not only are they exciting titles, they are informative and well written to aid in learning.

Mrs. Cessac
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
The Boston Tea Party • Amazon Business $15.07 1 $15.07
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
The Anti-Test Anxiety Society • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

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