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  • $317 goal

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Mrs. Valenzuela
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

We Need Nonfiction Books!

My students need high-quality and high-interest informational books, including National Geographic Readers, DK Readers and Science Vocabulary Readers to improve literacy.

My Students

My students love to read nonfiction books! We need more nonfiction books in our classroom library.

My students are excited to learn more about the real world through nonfiction books!

As they develop their reading skills, my students are also becoming experts on animals and insects. They are eager to read about more animals and insects! During Reader's Workshop, my students select and read books that are of their interest and at their "just right" reading levels to support their developing literacy skills. Additionally, our school has a diverse student population with the majority of our students being African American and Latino. Over 75% of the students attending our school qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

My Project

My students will be reading these high-interest nonfiction books throughout the year. They will be developing reading strategies such as synthesizing what they learned, using text features, comparing and contrasting topics in two different texts, and responding to the text. Using these high-interest nonfiction books, my students will be sharing their thinking and what they learned with reading partners and the whole class. With the new Common Core Standards, students should be developing critical thinking skills to respond to nonfiction text so these books will support our reading work.

Our classroom library needs more nonfiction books across various reading levels to support students' reading and learning.

These books will make developing critical thinking skills, learning how to read and learning about our real world exciting and fun for my students!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Animal Groups: Exciting Nonfiction Books That Build Kids' Vocabularies Includes 36 Books (Six copies of six 16-page ... Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Insects • Amazon $49.44 1 $49.44
National Geographic Readers: Frogs! • Amazon $3.81 2 $7.62
National Geographic Readers: Lizards • Amazon $3.62 2 $7.24
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon $3.61 2 $7.22
National Geographic Readers: Pandas • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
Frog (See How They Grow) • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
Amazing Snakes! (I Can Read Book 2) • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Deadly Predators • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Saving Animal Babies • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Planes • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
National Geographic Readers: Rocks and Minerals • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Bats • Amazon $3.26 2 $6.52
Scholastic Reader Level 1: From Tadpole to Frog • Amazon $3.26 2 $6.52
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Seahorses • Amazon $3.26 2 $6.52
Cheetahs (African Animals) (Pebbles Plus: African Animals) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Lions (African Animals) (Pebble Plus: African Animals) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Elephants (African Animals) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Pythons (Pebble Plus: African Animals) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
DK Readers: Busy, Buzzy Bee (Level 1: Beginning to Read) • Amazon $3.67 1 $3.67
DK Readers: Tale of a Tadpole • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Born to Be a Butterfly • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Polar Animals • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26

Materials cost

$216.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$269.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.55

Total project goal

$316.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$316.98

2 Donors

-$309.58

Donations toward project cost

-$269.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 22 students.

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