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Ms. Gray from Lake Tapps WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Becoming Great Writers Through Great Writing

Help me give my students a wonderful collection of picture books to support our learning of grammar and writing.

  • $604 goal

This project expired on September 15, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

4th graders are energetic, enthusiastic kids who come with many different learning styles. Students always start the year excited to learn something new and in new ways. They amaze me every day with their ideas, their willingness to try, and the grit they show when they fail and try again. I love their ability to think outside the box and how they learn so much from one another.

This year, I am incorporating a new way to teach grammar, conventions, ideas, and style in writing using Mentor Sentences by Jivey.

This wonderful curriculum uses picture books to introduce language to students, making literacy more accessible for all students using research-based strategies. Students will notice, imitate, discuss, and learn how to create beautiful sentences they can then incorporate into their writing.

My Project

Picture books are fun at any age. They are typically short, have a good message, are well-written, have illustrations that are engaging, and I know that 4th graders still enjoy having picture books read to them. Students who are exposed to great writing become better writers, themselves.

The books used in Mentor Sentences show students what good writing can be.

They will use the techniques within these books and learn to apply them in their own writing. Through these books my students will hone their craft of style, language, grammar, and mechanics in their own writing. These books will serve as examples of good writing that students will discuss, imitate, re-create, and practice on a daily basis.

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olive, My Love • Amazon Business $38.50 1 $38.50
The Polar Express • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
The Three Snow Bears • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (CALDECOTT MEDAL BOOK) • Amazon Business $16.74 1 $16.74
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Fireflies (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Paperboy • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
The Wretched Stone • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Verdi • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
Shortcut • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Groundhog Gets a Say • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Grandpa's Teeth (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Roller Coaster • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Raft • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
If You Find a Rock • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Fly Away Home • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Tar Beach • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dandelions • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Trouble with Trolls • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Great-Aunt Arizona • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Our Tree Named Steve • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwell's Classroom Adventures) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
Knots on a Counting Rope (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street • Amazon Business $3.12 1 $3.12

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