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Ms. C.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Building Literacy Blocks...

My students need 30 copies of the book Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen. This story will be used in my Language Arts centers.

My Students

My students begin their day with a thirst for knowledge. My personal goal is to engage them regularly with top notch instruction. In order to keep them coming back for more, I need to expose my students to interesting literature that challenges their daily thinking.

Picture a room full of 20 students reading an exciting novel that encourages problem solving and critical thinking skills.

This school year, it is my hope to use the novel Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen to thrill my students with a tale of adventure. My hope is to use this novel as a tool to teach literary objectives in a fun and creative way. I teach in a lower income elementary school that often lacks funding to purchase extra resources. My mission is to create a safe and nurturing environment that fosters learning and forces students to forget about their impoverished backgrounds. It is my hope to always provide each child with an essential knowledge base in the classroom.

My Project

Imagine 20 students reading the story Hatchet in small groups. They will picture themselves surviving a plane crash, stuck on an island with no food or water. After survival of the crash, my students will dissect parts of the novel to learn various literary features such as plot, character development, and conflict. I will create activities that are engaging and thought provoking. Each student will become the character "Brian" and apply his survival skills to Language Arts terms and concepts. In addition to the literary development, my students will make predictions and use their new ideas for theme based writing. Our goal is to have a unique novel with an interesting story that highlights Language Arts objectives in a captivating fashion.

This donation will allow children to learn complex literary concepts in an appealing way.

I will be able to differentiate instruction while teaching Language Arts objectives that can be challenging to understand.

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Hatchet (PB) • AKJ Books $5.83 30 $174.90

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This project will reach 50 students.

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