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

Students Need Nonfiction Books

My students need more nonfiction books, such as Looking Back and Survivors Club to read in book clubs.

  • $810 goal

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My Students

My eighth grade students are predominantly Latino, and their language at home is Spanish. Most of my students have transitioned out of bilingual education with the exception of a couple who need more English support. Also, it is not uncommon to receive students throughout the year who arrive not knowing the English language. No matter their English proficiency, students always gravitate to our classroom library because books can take readers to many different places. A classroom environment must help students learn, grow, and succeed. I know that my students can do all of this and much more because they are highly motivated, and they used to be my former sixth graders. I know so much about them and it will be great working with such a wonderful group of kids again!

My Project

I am requesting nonfiction books so my readers have a wider selection of books to learn from. Nonfiction reading is very informative and can teach readers about the past, present, and future. This genre also gives readers a chance to enter the author's mind and get familiar with his or her point of view. In addition to the content found in this genre, students are also exposed to data, maps, graphs, photographs, etc. These visuals help students to better understand their books and make connections to the content. When students have a wide range of nonfiction books to read from, it allows them to discover the joy of learning through books. Thank you in advance for any donations made to our project.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Looking Back • AKJ Education $13.86 7 $97.02
I Will Always Write Back How One Letter Changed Two Lives • AKJ Education $13.86 7 $97.02
Tell Them We Remember The Story of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $13.86 7 $97.02
Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb • AKJ Education $13.13 7 $91.91
The Distance Between Us • AKJ Education $13.13 7 $91.91
Survivors Club • AKJ Education $12.40 7 $86.80
Chasing Lincoln's Killer • AKJ Education $12.40 7 $86.80

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