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Mrs. R. from Bothell WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Novel Sets Needed for High Quality ELA Instruction, Part 2

My students need quality non-fiction class sets of books to teach informational standards. These novels include a class set of 28 World Without Fish and Flush.

  • $710 goal

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My Students

To prepare them for junior high, I want my students to become strong readers with a love for reading. Good readers are able to understand and analyze the texts they read. The challenge of my students reaching their strengths as readers is a lack of books, especially high quality non-fiction texts

Every morning, my students enter a literacy rich classroom.

Every day, students engage in read aloud, independent reading time, literature circles, guided reading, and writer's workshop. Our classroom operates and functions around the foundation of reading. I teach at a Title 1 school located in a highly diverse section of the city. In a school of 700 elementary students, over a dozen different cultural backgrounds are represented. My class of 6th graders represents six different languages and cultures. These students are eager learners and anxious for new materials and books to read. They are avid readers who put forth their best effort to complete assignments so they can have some extra time to read! Reading is important to them and my classroom library has quickly become one of their favorite places.

My Project

The texts "World Without Fish" and "Flush" will both be used to teach non-fiction reading skills and comprehension. This reading unit is directly aligned with Common Core Reading for Information standards. The content of the text relates to students' knowledge of oceans and ocean wildlife typical of the Pacific Northwest where our school is located. This unit is also inter-curricular in that it aligns with a research project for Writer's Workshop as well as a science unit covering ecology. Altogether, these texts will help strengthen student learning skills in reading, writing, and science.

These texts are more than teaching students critical reading skills when reading non-fiction texts.

This unit of study requires students to use higher-order thinking skills and be able to apply those skills in different learning contexts.

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
World Without Fish • AKJ Books $13.46 28 $376.88
Flush Carl Hiaasen • AKJ Books $5.10 28 $142.80

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