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Ms. McDaniel from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Batting for Bunting and Other Home Run Authors: Reading Books to Learn How to Write!!

The cost of this proposal to purchase a large number of books by Eve Bunting and a variety of titles by other authors to enable a second-grade class to engage in an author-study reading and writing project is $976, including shipping and [fulfillment].

  • $953 goal

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One of the most important things I do as a teacher is to help my students develop a love for reading and writing. I teach second grade at PS 59 in the Bronx. Over ninety percent of our students qualify for the free lunch program. Every day, these students struggle with difficult circumstances in their lives. Books offer them an alternative world, the world of literature. As a teacher, my job is to foster the kinds of reading and writing skills in my students that will help them go on to work more independently, to help them achieve in school and to become, I hope, lifelong readers and writers. This year, I would like to help my students with their own reading and writing by first having them study a single author. This author will be like a mentor. As a class, we will read a number of different books all by this same author, and look specifically to learn strategies that could be used to help with writing. I have selected Eve Bunting as our class author. She is a wonderful writer, and I had the privilege of meeting her at a writing conference this summer. She told many stories about her trials and triumphs as an author, and confided that she came up with ideas for various books by using stories from her own life. Sharing the secret of being a good writer, she said: ?There is only one subject in literature and that is life itself.? I wish to pass this secret on to my students as they seek to become good writers. As a class, we will not only learn writing strategies from Eve Bunting, but also will learn how to look into our lives to spark ideas for good stories. After studying books by Eve Bunting, I would like the students, working with partners or in small groups, to also be able to study another author, one of their own choosing. They will immerse themselves in that author's writing, and work together to identify writing strategies that that mentor author uses. They will then be enouraged to practice using similar strategies on their own to improve their own writing. I am very excited about this author-as-mentor project and am confident that it could benefit students at all reading levels. However, our second-grade classroom library does not contain enough books for me to be able to follow through on this idea. My proposal is for funding to purchase a large number of books by Eve Bunting and a great variety of titles by other authors such as Donald Crews, Angela Johnson, Ezra Jack Keats, Vera B. Williams and Joanne Ryder. Having these books will give my students the experience of how wonderful it is to have a library of good books to choose from. It will mean that they will have books at various levels of difficulty, and it will help them begin to study reading and writing feeling supported by their author-mentor. Please help us turn this classroom dream into a reality. My students and I are truly grateful for any help, and thank you for considering this proposal for books.

Ms. McDaniel
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Night at the Fair Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Night at the Fair Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Fawn in the Grass Joanne Ryder, Keiko Narahashi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Carousel Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.20 1 $15.20
Carousel Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.20 1 $15.20
Each Living Thing Joanne Ryder, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Won't You Be My Kissaroo? Joanne Ryder, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
The Days of Summer Eve Bunting, William Low (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Riding the Tiger Eva Bunting, David Frampton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Bicycle Race Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Bicycle Race Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Come Along, Kitten Joanne Ryder, Susan Winter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
My Special Day at Third Street School Eve Bunting, Suzanne Bloom (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
The Presence: A Ghost Story Eve Bunting • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Scooter Vera B. Williams • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Little Bear's Little Boat Eve Bunting, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
The Wednesday Surprise Eve Bunting, Donald Carrick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story Eve Bunting, Beth Peck (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Day's Work Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
The Wall (Carry along Series) Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Eve Bunting • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Fly Away Home Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
I Love You, Too Eve Bunting, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
More More More, Said the Baby Vera B. Williams, Vera B. William, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Dreams Ezra Jack Keats, Joy Peskin (Editor), Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust Eve Bunting, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Earthdance Joanne Ryder, Norman Gorbaty (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
The Waterfall's Gift Joanne Ryder, Richard Jesse Watson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
December Eve Bunting, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Gleam and Glow Eve Bunting, Peter Sylvada (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Dandelions Eve Bunting, Greg Shed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Sail Away Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea Vera B. & Jennifer Williams, Jennifer Williams • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Kitten for a Day Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Peter's Chair Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
One of Three Angela Johnson, David Soman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cherries and Cherry Pits Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chair for My Mother Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Sail Away Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shortcut Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pet Show! Ezra Jack Keats • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Freight Train Board Book Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shortcut Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Over in the Meadow: A Counting-out Rhythm Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Letter to Amy Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Something Special for Me Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Whistle for Willie Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Jennie's Hat Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Where Butterflies Grow Joanne Ryder, Lynne Cherry (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Going Home Eve Bunting, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Freight Train Board Book Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Goggles! Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
When I Am Old with You Angela Johnson, David Soman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Tell Me a Story, Mama Angela Johnson, David Soman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Happy Birthday, Dear Duck Eve Bunting, Jan Brett • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Dancers in the Garden Joanne Ryder, Judith Lopez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Do Like Kyla Angela Johnson, James E. Ransome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Night Tree Eve Bunting, Ted Rand (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
A Picnic in October Eve Bunting, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Smoky Night Eve Bunting, David Diaz, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Jumping the Nail Eve Bunting • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
S.O.S. Titanic Eve Bunting • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Flower Garden Eve Bunting, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Flying Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Bigmama's Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Flying Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Rain Robert Kalan, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Music, Music for Everyone Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Rain Robert Kalan, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Harbor Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
School Bus Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Harbor Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Bigmama's Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Trip Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Snail's Spell Joanne Ryder, Joan Ryder, Lynne Cherry (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Toning the Sweep Angela Johnson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Regards To The Man In The Moon Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
School Bus Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Joshua by the Sea Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fly Away Home Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Someday a Tree Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Rudi's Pond Eve Bunting • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Sunshine Home Eve Bunting • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Nasty, Stinky Sneakers Eve Bunting, Maurice Lewis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Ducky Eve Bunting, David Wisniewski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Rain Feet Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell (Illustrator), With Rhonda Mitchell • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Cloudy Day Sunny Day Donald Crews • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Cloudy Day Sunny Day Donald Crews • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$677.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$781.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$171.45

Total project goal

$952.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$952.50

1 Donor

-$952.50

Donations toward project cost

-$782.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$170.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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