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Mrs. Cox
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Developing Young Minds Through Reading

My students need 40+ books written by their favorite authors so that they can use them as mentor text in Writing Workshop.

My Students

In collaboration with my grade level team, I want to help my students become better writers. Books written by our favorite authors are powerful tools that I can use when teaching my students the craft of writing. I want them to begin noticing and imitating what authors and illustrators do.

Our second grade is made up of 98 students who all has suffered from HURRICANE SANDY and all come from diverse backgrounds.

The majority of the students in the second grade, speak English as their second language. Many of these English language learners find it difficult to participate successfully in our literacy activities. We need to provide ways for my students to learn the use of the English language in order to read, write and speak effectively. The best practice we can provide for me to enrich my classroom with language experiences. Through interactive read aloud, we can model how to read with voice, discuss how authors use the craft of writing to show emotion, and how to orally tell a story from beginning to end. Studies show that growth in reading positively impacts students' writing. It is easier to read and write the words one understands. Using the mentor text will support our ESL students in both the reading and writing process.

My Project

In order to help the children develop their oral language skills, I need to provide multiple opportunities for the students to read, write, listen, and speak the English language. I also need to foster literacy growth and this can be accomplished by making reading and writing a natural part of their classroom activities. Using the students favorite author's as mentors will help develop their reading and writing. Mentor text are pieces of literature that we can return to again and again so that the books can help my students learn how to do what they may not yet be able to do in writing. These books will serve as a tool to show my students how to write well. They will provide examples that will help my ESL students grow into successful writers. We need these books to become a part of the classroom. The same mentor text can be used again and again when teaching different units of study. I also want to encourage my students to begin reading these book independently.

We as a grade level need mentor texts to support our students to meet the requirements of the Common Core Standards when teaching writing.

Mentor texts provide ways for students to notice and imitate behaviors of inspired authors.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eve Bunting • AKJ Books $19.62 1 $19.62
Arthur''s Family Treasury • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Arthur''s Computer Disaster • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Froggy Goes to the Doctor • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Froggy Kickball • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Froggy Goes to Hawaii • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Froggy Gets Dressed Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illus • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Froggy Bakes a Cake • AKJ Books $12.20 1 $12.20
Froggy Plays T-ball • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Froggy Rides a Bike • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Froggy''s Baby Sister • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Froggy''s Best Babysitter Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz ( • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Froggy Builds a Treehouse • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Froggy Goes to School • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Froggy Goes to Bed • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Froggy Goes to Camp • AKJ Books $14.40 1 $14.40
Froggy''s Sleepover • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter''s Wonder Mark Cassi • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Silly Sally • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Angelina And Alice • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Angelina Ballerina Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig (Illustra • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Angelina Ice Skates • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Angelina & Henry • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Angelina at the Fair • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Angelina And the Butterfly • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Jan Brett''s Little Library • AKJ Books $17.51 1 $17.51
Jan Brett''s Snowy Treasury • AKJ Books $21.89 1 $21.89
David en pa ales: Oh David! (Oh, David! A Diaper Davi • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
David Smells!: A Diaper David Book David Shannon • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fancy Nancy • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Fancy Nancy Jane O''Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Fancy Nancy • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Fancy Nancy Storybook Treasury • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Fancy Nancy • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire! Jane O''Connor, Robin P • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties Jane O''Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Big Dog, Little Dog • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Arthur''s Underwear • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Froggy Friends • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02

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