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Mrs. Shaver from Rochester NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Science in Book Clubs

My students need STEM related chapter books. We are creating book clubs to promote literacy in our Science classes. These books range in scientific content, as well as reading level.

  • $366 goal

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My Students

Previous to middle school, most of our students have little experience with a library system and we are changing their perspective on our Literacy Room/Little Library. Our students have not had similar opportunities, activities, or experiences that many elementary students get to experience in library programming. We would like to change that in their middle school years!

One of our disciplinary goals is to provide opportunities for students to experience more narrative stories and making connections to other content areas.

Our school may not have a library, but we have started to grow one in our literacy classroom. We would like to encourage more readership in our 'library' by utilizing our space with unique programming tied to literacy. My students are awesome and diverse, and they deserve the best opportunities to make our community even stronger!

My Project

We are building a bridge between science and literacy in our middle school classes. We have learned that students are never too old for read-alouds! Our students love being read to and being transported into the world of imagination. Last year, we read a few science related stories before our science fair and it was a huge hit. This year we would like to create real world connections to STEM, as well as teach the importance of reading sci-fi and books with scientific concepts.

Why teach science with chapter books?

Some students struggle with reading and science. Having this group reading opportunity will offer students a connection to real-word contexts through a narrative and entice students to have positive feelings about STEM topics and literacy! Surrounding our students with scientific theories in a new light will be very exciting!! We are so excited for this opportunity for our students to be creative and to express a positive message about STEM related fields.

Mrs. Shaver
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Andrew Lost (18 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $53.74 1 $53.74
The Complete Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist • AKJ Education $32.84 1 $32.84
Laika • AKJ Education $10.39 1 $10.39
Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Paths & Portals • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Secrets and Sequences • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Secret Coders • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular • AKJ Education $6.73 1 $6.73
The Green Glass Sea • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Erupts! The First Experiment • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Frank Einstein series #3) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Fourteenth Goldfish • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Finding Wonders • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Frank Einstein series #2) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Ivy and Bean What's the Big Idea? (Book 7) • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
How Oliver Olson Changed the World • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Trouble Next Door : The Carver Chronicles, Book Four • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Marty Mcguire Digs Worms! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Violet Mackerel's Pocket Protest • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Robots Rule the School • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Merhorses and Bubbles • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Caterflies and Ice : (Zoey & Sassafras #4) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Monsters and Mold • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Dragons and Marshmallows • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Out of Remote Control • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Sky Is Falling • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
March of the Mini Beasts • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Marty Mcguire • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Science No Fair! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Gets Slimed! • AKJ Education $2.45 1 $2.45

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