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Ms. O'Gara from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Researchers Need Resources

Help me give my students high-interest, non-fiction texts about a variety of topics, at a variety of reading levels.

  • $308 goal

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My Students

My fifth grade students are enthusiastic bilingual students. They are a group of diverse learners who are eager to learn and in engage in the world around them.

My students are first and second generation Latino students living in a vibrant low-income and working class neighborhood in Chicago.

Our school is a large, public neighborhood school dedicated to a bright future for our students. However, limited funding results in fewer resources and opportunities for our students. For my literacy-centered classroom, this means fewer books.

My Project

I believe that the best way to engage students in nonfiction reading and research is to give them access to books about engaging topics. All of my students deserve access to nonfiction texts about topics that they care about.

My students currently have limited access to nonfiction texts, particularly nonfiction texts related to topics that they are passionate about.

Some of my students love K-pop music, and as a result they are interested in learning more about Korea. Many of my students are avid soccer players, and are interested in learning more about the history and rules of the game. If I can provide books about the topics that my students care about, then I can ensure that all of my students are eager to read nonfiction.

In this book collection, I have sought a variety of nonfiction books so that all of my students are engaged in nonfiction research.

Ms. O'Gara
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $16.03 1 $16.03
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Food Fight!: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More! (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
How Cities Work (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
National Geographic Kids Everything Soccer: Score Tons of Photos, Facts, and Fun • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
This Book Stinks!: Gross Garbage, Rotten Rubbish, and the Science of Trash • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
Straight Talk: The Truth About Food (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
If you were me and lived in... South Korea: A Child's Introduction to Cultures around the World (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Do You Believe?: Big Questions About Religion • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes (Read and Wonder (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is the Great Wall? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is Climate Change? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Curious About Fossils (Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

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