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Ms. A. from Castro Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Informational Books

Help me give my students a rich and varied classroom library. The books in this project are all Informational Texts. Students must learn the differences between reading fiction as opposed to a non-fiction text.

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My Students

My students range from 4th to 6th grades in a mixed-age Montessori classroom. We are a public Montessori charter school and my students get to come to this school based on winning a lottery. We have a diverse community of students in which for many English is their second language. I am trying to create a culture of reading in my classroom by boosting the reading library in the classroom. I have collected a list of recommended informational books for the classroom's book club. These books will be read in the classroom for many years to come and help the students to become lifelong readers and learners.

My Project

These books will be used in small reading groups or during Distance Learning with explicit guidance about reading non-fiction books.

While reading an informational text, the children have to learn to slow down and make sure that they are understanding the information that is presented to them in the text, charts, and captions that are usually features of an Informational Text.

Students often read informational texts at the same speed as reading a novel. Students will read these books as an at-home reading assignment and follow-up with designing a scientific poster.

Ms. A.
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 28 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teacher Created Materials - TIME Informational Text: The Science of Superpowers - Grade 6 • Amazon Business $12.99 6 $77.94
Physical: Feats and Failures (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $11.99 6 $71.94
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Behind the Canvas: An Artist's Life - Grade 4 - Guided Reading Level Q • Amazon Business $11.99 6 $71.94
Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth's Recipe for Food • Amazon Business $8.95 6 $53.70
Amazing Animal Communicators (Animal Superpowers) • Amazon Business $8.29 6 $49.74
So You Want to Be an Inventor? • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
Bull Sharks (All About Sharks) • Amazon Business $6.95 6 $41.70
Discovering New Planets (A True Book: Dr. Mae Jemison and 100 Year Starship) (True Books: Dr. Mae Jemison and 100 Year Starship) • Amazon Business $6.95 6 $41.70
The Hindenburg Disaster (A True Book: Disasters) • Amazon Business $6.95 6 $41.70

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