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Ms. Merrill from Herndon VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction Texts to Help ELL Learners!

Help me give my students nonfiction texts to understand the world they live in.

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a school where many of my students come from low-income families, and many of them receive free and reduced-price lunch. More than half of my class are English Language Learners, and they enjoy nonfiction texts they can relate to in their home language.

Not unlike their English speaking peers, all my students love to share what they know and learn about the world around them.

Just recently my students have shown a great interest in nonfiction texts. One student in particular who speaks very little English has been sharing with me about animals in his home language. I am able to use the nonfiction texts to help build his vocabulary in English. He uses the opportunity to teach me the words in Spanish.

My Project

I am trying to build the nonfiction section in my classroom library. These books help my students who are English language learners connect the words in English to their home language. I have one student who speaks very little English. He has discovered my nonfiction texts and enjoys showing me the pictures and learning the words in English. He then tells me the word in Spanish.

The nonfiction books will be used to help build student understanding of the world around them.

When students are able to see real life pictures and read about topics that interest them, they are more invested in their learning.

We do two nonfiction units throughout our school year. One of the units involves the students researching a nonfiction topic they are interested in. These books will help the students come up and research their topics.

Ms. Merrill
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trains • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
Trucks • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
Because of an Acorn: (Nature Autumn Books for Children, Picture Books about Acorn Trees) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Who (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Penguin Day • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
What If You Had Animal Feet? • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
What If You Had An Animal Nose? • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
What If You Had Animal Eyes? • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
What If You Had Animal Ears? • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Flying • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Stegosaurus (Little Paleontologist) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Triceratops (Little Paleontologist) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Tyrannosaurus Rex (Little Paleontologist) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
What If You Had T. Rex Teeth?: And Other Dinosaur Parts • Amazon Business $2.79 2 $5.58
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Lizards • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Coral Reefs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Level 2 - Pandas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$265.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$299.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.82

Total project goal

$352.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$352.13

4 Donors

-$264.63

Donations toward project cost

-$224.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.69

match offer

-$87.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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