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Mrs. Summa from Tracy CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Minds, One Book at a Time

My students need these 30 Mentor Sentence texts to aide in their grammar studies.

  • $357 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I absolutely love the energy and creativity that my ten year old students bring into our classroom every single day. They are full of passion, they love to learn, and they love coming to school. My students come to school from all backgrounds, all cultures, and from all family situations.

My students are energetic fourth graders.

We become a family throughout the year, supporting each other through the good times and challenges, and help each other to master the standards while still making learning fun.

My Project

I absolutely love using Mentor Sentences in my classroom. The premise is that by sharing a well-written picture book with students, even older students, you can teach grammar, reading comprehension, and writing structure in an engaging way. I have used Mentor Sentences for many years, and I have seen the difference it has made. I want to continue to do so by expanding our classroom library to include more wonderful texts such as these.

Please consider donating to my project.

My students deserve to have more access to books that will increase their comprehension in Reading, Grammar, and Writing. These books will be used for years and will impact the next generation. Thank you!

Mrs. Summa
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Firefly Mountain • Amazon Business $16.93 1 $16.93
The Spider and the Fly • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Twilight Comes Twice • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Golden Rule • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Grace for President • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Snowmen at Christmas • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus!: Uncharted Waters You'd Rather Not Cross • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
14 Cows for America • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Water Dance (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Postcards from Pluto: A Tour of the Solar System • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Memory String • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Honest-to-Goodness Truth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Night Rabbits • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Animals Nobody Loves • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Voices in the Park • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Snow Day! • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Tikki Tikki Tembo • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
When Lightning Comes in a Jar • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
In November • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
. . . If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $6.06 1 $6.06
Chicken Sunday • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Crickwing • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Can It Rain Cats and Dogs? Questions and Answers About Weather • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67
Cloud Dance • Amazon Business $5.18 1 $5.18
My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • Amazon Business $3.91 1 $3.91
George Washington's Teeth • Amazon Business $3.47 1 $3.47

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