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Mrs. Lenker
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creating Writing Mentors

My students need children's literature book titles which will be used to mentor them in techniques that writers use when they write a story.

My Students

Have you ever had to write a story and you had no idea how to begin? Maybe you didn't know what to put in your story. Imagine being a brand new writer. Can you imagine how difficult this task would be? Wouldn't it be great to have an expert mentor teach you these techniques?

The second graders I teach are just beginning to read and write.

Many of my students come from homes where no one speaks English and the parents are often illiterate in English and in their own language. Our test scores have been low but are slowly improving. Our teachers have worked hard to improve instruction in all areas. We have adopted a program called Balanced Literacy in an effort to help our students become literate.

My Project

Children love to have stories read to them! Why not take advantage of this and use these stories to mentor students in writing. The books I have selected will teach the students ways to start their stories. Everyday I will begin my Writer's Workshop with a minilesson that will teach students a different skill in writing. We will look at how the authors used things like dialogue, action, time of day, and the introduction of characters. When an author writes a story they often take a "small moment" to write about. Students will see how they use setting, characters and that something happens to the character.

Can you imagine that?

A classroom full of writing mentors! Mentors-packed between the covers of a book! That's what funding this project will provide! With these books my students will learn how to become writers.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Moon • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... Molly Bang • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Roller Coaster • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Recess Queen Alexis O''Neill, Alexis O''Neil, Laura Huliska-Be • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Box of Treats: Five Little Picture Books about Lilly and Her • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Library Mouse • AKJ Books $12.44 1 $12.44
How to Lose All Your Friends • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Best Story • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Sheila Rae''s Peppermint Stick Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Il • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Wemberly''s Ice Cream Star • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Kitten''s First Full Moon • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Crab Moon • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Puddles Jonathan London, G. Brian Karas, G. Brian Karas (Ill • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Not Norman • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Fishing in the Air • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Paperboy • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
The Trip Back Home • AKJ Books $13.26 1 $13.26
Chicken Sunday Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrat • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Henry & Mudge & Wild Wind • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11

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This project will reach 30 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Wasserman Foundation and 2 other donors.

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