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Mrs. Campbell from Hamilton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing Characters, Setting, and a Good Story - Writing Project!

My students need mentor texts to develop the writing skills necessary to become good writers.

  • $261 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The student population I work with on a daily basis are students who come from a high poverty background. In our local community, 75% of families fall below the poverty line. Most of our students are also minority students.

Our students need access to the same resources that other students who do not come from the same background have access to.

By giving them access to better resources, it will allow them to be more successful academically, increase self-esteem, and allow them to enjoy school so that they will want to show up.

My Project

Writing is an important skill and can be a difficult subject to grasp. I want to use these resources to help develop the skills necessary to become good writers.

Mentor texts are great tools to help develop writing skills.

The texts I have chosen go hand in hand with a writing unit that helps students to develop their writing skills. These mentor text will be helpful in developing beginnings (Crickwig) and conclusions (Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook), help with proper punctuation (Twenty Odd Ducks:Why Every Punctuation Mark Counts), and develop characters (The Recess Queen) and settings (Tuesday). Each of the books chosen helps to develop specific skills by giving students strong examples from published authors.

Mrs. Campbell
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Z Was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why, every punctuation mark counts! • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give... Books) • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Fortunately, Unfortunately • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dogteam • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Roxaboxen • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Tuesday • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Crickwing • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
My Great-Aunt Arizona • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch (Reading Rainbow) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Previously • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Charlotte's Web • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Dogzilla (digest) • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76

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