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Ms. Allen from Denver CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Baby, Read... in Science!

My students need books to improve their non-fiction reading skills.

  • $512 goal

This project expired on March 12, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"You gotta read, baby, read..." that is how our reading chant starts. Not only do I believe that reading makes you smart, I am working hard to bring reading into my science classroom.

I have the opportunity to teach 6th grade Earth Science in a Title 1 school with 93% of my students receiving free and reduced lunch.

My students are, on average, 3 years behind in their reading skills. One of my classes has only 2 readers on the 6th grade level, none above grade level, and 5 students on the 1st grade level. The 6th grade is 57% English-Language-Learners, which makes literacy incredibly important.

My Project

I have changed my curriculum this year to include a non-fiction research part of every unit. Students develop their own question, employ non-fiction reading strategies and write a "research paper" to answer their question. In order to make this happen, I need to add more books to my classroom.

Please help give my students access to the books they need to improve their reading level.

My students are brilliant and bold, help them reach their full potential by providing the most important thing of all: BOOKS!

Ms. Allen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Moldy Mystery • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Earth Science Book: Activities for Kids Dinah Zike, Jessie J. Flores (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.14 1 $12.14
The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Science: Ages 9-11, Grades 4-5 Lynn Brunelle, Chronicle Books Staff • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
Science Kids Planet Earth Deborah Chancellor • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Oceans and Seas [Science Kids Series] Nicola Davies • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
One Minute Mysteries: Solve 'em with Science! Eric Yoder, Natalie Yoder • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
Time for Kids: Earthquakes! Editors Of Time For Kids, With Barbara Collier • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Time For Kids: Storms! Editors Of Time For Kids, Leslie Dickstein • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting: Build a Weather Station, "Read" the Sky & Make Predictions! Mark Breen, Kathleen Friestad • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
The Incredible Science Puzzle Challenge Helene Hovanec, John Ueland (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Voyage to The Volcano (Magic School Bus Chapter Books Series #15) Judith Bauer Stamper, Joanna Cole, John Speirs (Illustrator), Based On Work by Joanna Cole, Based On Work by Bruce Degen • Barnes and Noble $4.26 10 $42.60
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System (Magic School Bus Series) Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen, Bruce Degan • Barnes and Noble $5.97 15 $89.55
Dinosaur Detectives (Magic School Bus Chapter Book Series #9) Judith Bauer Stamper, Ted Enik (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (Magic School Bus Series) Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen, Bruce Degan • Barnes and Noble $5.97 10 $59.70
The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane (Magic School Bus Series) Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen, Bruce Degan • Barnes and Noble $5.97 15 $89.55
Twister Trouble (Magic School Bus Chapter Book Series #5) Anne Schreiber, Ann Schreiber • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
The Magic School Bus Rides the Wind (Magic School Bus Science Reader Series) Anne Capeci, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
On The Ocean Floor (Magic School Bus Series) Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54

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