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Mrs. Jackson from South Paris ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rev Up Research With Phenomenal Books

My students need stellar books to help them research the animals we are going to create reports about.

  • $443 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a classroom with 18 students. Their reading abilities range from being able to read a level C Fountas and Pinnell to a level M. Academically speaking they are all just as diverse in their abilities and needs. With a heavy emphasis being placed on teaching students using the common core standards it is vital that we find innovative ways to fill in the gap for students. It is vital that all students have the ability to show they are strong thinkers and problems solvers. It may be important to note that 100% of our school qualifies for free lunch under a grant.

My Project

Using the Units of Study, students are exposed to and taught a lot of solid reading and writing strategies. My students will use these books to become more fluent in reading nonfiction texts. They will also learn how to work in small groups to research their animals. In these small groups, students will be able to compare and contrast how the different biomes, life cycles, and habitats the animals live in. By having access to a wide variety of texts, students will be able to read in heterogeneous groups and be productive members of the research group.

Your generous donation to this project will enable my students to grow stronger as readers and writers.

Students will be able to compare and contrast different animals, how they grow, and adapt to their environment. Students will be excited and engaged in the process of reading, researching, and writing about their research. Students will be able to share their research projects with peers and their families.

Mrs. Jackson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Penguins! • AKJ Education $3.64 4 $14.56
Penguins • AKJ Education $3.64 4 $14.56
Incredible Sharks See More Readers Level 1 • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Frogs and Toads • AKJ Education $3.19 4 $12.76
Gorillas • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Penguins! • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Weird but True! 2 300 Outrageous Facts • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Frogs and Toads and Tadpoles, Too! • AKJ Education $3.61 3 $10.83
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
Gorillas: Gentle Giants of the Forest Gentle Giants of the Forest • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
Busy Gorillas • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
From Tadpole to Frog • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Gorillas • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Gorillas • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Frogs (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: Nic Bishop #4) • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Amazing Gorillas! • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Gorilla • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Emperor Penguins • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Amazing Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Welcome to the World of Sharks • AKJ Education $4.34 2 $8.68
Sharks • AKJ Education $3.67 2 $7.34
Emperor Penguins • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Frogs! • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
How Do Frogs Swallow with Their Eyes? • AKJ Education $2.08 3 $6.24
Frogs • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95
Gorillas • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
National Geographic Readers: Hello, Penguin! (Pre-reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
A Chorus of Frogs: The Risky Life of an Ancient Amphibian • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Endangered Penguins • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Sharks Keep Losing Their Teeth: And Other Amazing Facts About Sharks • AKJ Education $1.85 3 $5.55
Arctic or Antarctic? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Wild Predators (Wild Kratts) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Wild Sea Creatures: Sharks, Whales and Dolphins! (Wild Kratts) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Explore My World Frogs • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sharks • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sharks and Other Monsters of the Deep • AKJ Education $3.60 1 $3.60

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