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Ms. Varley from Bergen NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Should Be Social: Historical Fiction Book Clubs

Help me give my students interesting historical fiction book club books that they WANT TO READ!

  • $360 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are happy, excited kids who love to learn and LOVE to read.

All the kids try their hardest, even though we don't always get everything we need to make each child as successful as possible.

I want every child to see school as a safe place to grow and learn.

This project will reach the entire fifth grade, all set in a rural environment. These students come to school eager to learn and excited about what each day may bring.

My Project

Historical Book Clubs are a GREAT way to learn about history! My students love book clubs- reading should be social, right? They love talking about the book, they love coming up with a schedule of how much to read every night, and they especially love choosing the book they get to read.

These books will help my students understand what the world was like before they were in it.

It will help them develop empathy for others and have a better understanding of the world around them. These books span a range of topics appropriate and interesting for fifth grade.

These book clubs help develop a love of reading, increase comprehension, learn new vocabulary, and engage in deep discussion with their peers.

Ms. Varley
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 70 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94
Stella by Starlight • Amazon Business $9.83 6 $58.98
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere • Amazon Business $7.67 6 $46.02
The Lions of Little Rock • Amazon Business $6.39 6 $38.34
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
A Night Divided (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $4.39 6 $26.34

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