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Ms. Repko from Duquesne PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Who Is and Who Was? Biographies for Children

Help me give my students the ability to love non-fiction text as much as fiction!

  • $245 goal

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My Students

I teach middle school emotional support to in a low socioeconomic area. My students range from fourth through seventh grade and are all diagnosed with an emotional need.

There are days when students come to school with both academic and personal struggles that have caused them to be placed into my classroom.There are times when my students come to school with so many other things on there mind besides learning and it is hard to get them motivated.

Making learning as fun as possible helps to keep them engaged and interested in the topics that we are learning about!

Creating fun and exciting way to teach students in my classroom is top priority. When students are not feeling motivated to learn the extra effort to make a connection for them is

My Project

My students can be hard to get motivated, but love to learn. Most often when we read it is fiction. I would like to get my students reading more non-fiction. I am requesting non-fiction books from the "Who Is?", "Who Was?" collection. These books tell about historic figures. It is a series of illustrated biographies for young readers featuring significant historical figures, including artists, scientists, presidents, inventors, etc.

Books like these will not only excite my struggling learners, but there are many resources out there to supplement these biographies.

Some of the books will have familiar names and others will help students grow interested in important people that are unknown to them.

The books in these series are age appropriate and fun to read. There are tons of wonderful pictures to help attract young learners to non-fiction text.

My goal is to provide quality biography books to help foster a love of reading in all my students. I also want my students to be able to complete research on these specific biographies to increase their writing skills.

Thank you so much for your support and donation!

Ms. Repko
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was...? Children’s Biography Series Set of 12 books • Amazon Business $65.95 1 $65.95
Who Was Kobe Bryant? (Who HQ Now) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg? • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Who Is Stevie Wonder? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Who Is Pelé? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Who Is Jackie Chan? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Who Is Derek Jeter? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.24 1 $5.24
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.24 1 $5.24
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? (Who HQ Now) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Milton Hershey? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Is Oprah Winfrey? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Booker T. Washington? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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