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Mrs. Close from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Throw The Textbooks Out The Window Part 2

My students need sets of nonfiction books to read during guided reading.

  • $516 goal

This project expired on April 7, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders are working hard to be good readers. They have learned so much from the fictional books they love. But they also need nonfiction books to read.

As they grow, more and more of what they read will be nonfiction.

In order to be successful they need to read nonfiction and learn from it as well. Our textbooks have nonfiction stories in them, but I believe that my students will be more motivated and interested by real books.

My Project

I have selected nonfiction books that my class will love. Gail Gibbons is one of their favorite authors because she uses the whole page to teach children, using both text and diagrams to explain concepts. I have also selected books from the Rookie Reader series to help my struggling readers.

I believe that my students deserve to read from high quality books.

I believe that giving my students access to high quality books will allow them to achieve and motivate them to keep reading.

Mrs. Close
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Footprints in the Snow (Hello Reader! Series) Cynthia Benjamin, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 6 $20.46
Milk Makers Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 6 $35.82
Thanksgiving Is... Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 6 $35.58
Weather Words and What They Mean Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 16 $94.88
Frogs Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 6 $35.58
North America Allan Fowler • Barnes and Noble $5.08 6 $30.48
Africa Allan Fowler • Barnes and Noble $5.08 5 $25.40
Plants That Eat Animals (Rookie Read-About Science Series) Allan Fowler, Caroline Anderson (Photographer), Janann V. Jenner • Barnes and Noble $4.22 6 $25.32
Energy from the Sun Allan Fowler • Barnes and Noble $4.22 10 $42.20
Animals in Winter Henrietta Bancroft, Richard G. Van Gelder, Helen K. Davie (Illustrator), With Richard G. Van Gelder • Barnes and Noble $5.12 10 $51.20

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