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Ms. M. from Richmond CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

WOW! Nonfiction - Super Science Books For First Graders

The cost of 16 non-fiction book titles including "One Tiny Turtle" and "Growing Frogs" is $208, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $242 goal

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I teach first grade in Richmond, CA. My students come to school eager to learn about the world. I am asking for some fantastic non-fiction books that will engage my first graders, build on their interests and motivate them to read. These books will be used in reading workshop, writing workshop and as resources for students' personal inquiries. Reading workshop is a method of reading instruction that builds on students personal interests and enables them to build their reading skills with books of their choice. These books would be available to children in our class library and during their reading workshop times. Additionally, reading and studying non-fiction books will provide my students with the needed schema to understand non-fiction in the upper grades. In writing workshop, students learn to write by studying real writers. These selected books provide students with excellent examples of non-fiction writing that is interesting and engaging. The authors of these books write in ways that makes non-fiction writing exciting. These books will be used as models for the students' own writing. Finally, these books are full of factual information about many topics that will interest my students. My students will be able to use these books as resources for their own inquiries into the world. These books would make a great addition to our library. We will use them to become better readers and writers. Most importantly, they will motivate and engage my students in exciting learning. Thank you for your generosity!

Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Emperor's Egg Martin Jenkins, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Ice Bear In the Steps of the Polar Bear Nicola Davies, Gary Blythe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Bat Loves the Night Nicola Davies, Sarah Fox-Davies (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
One Tiny Turtle Nicola Davies, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Surprising Sharks Nicola Davies, James Croft (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Field Full of Horses Peter Hansard, Kenneth Lilly (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.73 1 $12.73
My Goose Betsy Trudi Braun, John Bendall-Brunello (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Walk with a Wolf: Read and Wonder Janni Howker, Sarah Fox-Davies (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Think of an Eel Karen Wallace, Martin Jenkins (Illustrator), Mike Bostock (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
T. Rex Vivian French, Alison Bartlett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Big Blue Whale Nicola Davies, Nick Maland (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chameleons Are Cool Martin Jenkins, Susan Shields (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Gentle Giant Octopus Karen Wallace, Mike Bostock (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
I Love Guinea Pigs Dick King-Smith, Anita Jeram (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Jody's Beans Malachy Doyle, Judith Allibone (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Growing Frogs Vivian French, Alison Bartlett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

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