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Mrs. Rivas from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering Picture Books

My students need Words Are CATegorical 12 Book Set, Be Kind, Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists, Phonics Tales!: 25 Read-Aloud Storybooks, That Teach Key Phonics Skills, and a variety of picture books.

  • $1,463 goal

This project expired on May 19, 2018.

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My Students

My students come from the inner city and are economically disadvantaged. Also, we recently are victims of Hurricane Harvey. Many of our students lost everything due to the catastrophic floods. What makes my classroom so special is they get to take journeys to different places, meet heroes and historical people, and gain so much knowledge through literature.

Initially, reading is their last choice as a favorite subject.

However, by the end of the semester, the students have a change of heart and fall in love with reading. I always tell my students, readers are leaders and reading is the foundation to their academic success.

My Project

Students need empowering picture books like Behind The Mask, I and You and Don't Forget Who, Dear Deer to help them become better readers and writers. The proven, research-based methodology for writing is introduce the concept or skill through the use of published examples, model the technique for the class using a "thinking out loud" (modeling is the necessary bridge between recognizing the techniques and applying them), guided practice, and the application piece. Using this successful technique will support the student's reading and writing. Therefore, my scholars need a variety of picture books to have choices during their independent reading time so they can apply it in their future writing.

According to the National Education Association, having kids read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader and writer.

Furthermore, having these picture books at their finger tips will improve their school lives dramatically because of the exposure to all the variety of writing techniques authors use. Let's support these scholars by giving them the opportunity to read this authentic literature. Picture books are not for young students but for all scholars.

Mrs. Rivas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Phonics Tales!: 25 Read-Aloud Storybooks That Teach Key Phonics Skills • Amazon Business $60.96 1 $60.96
Words Are CATegorical 12 Book Set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Tall Tales Story Telling Board Game - The Family Game of Infinite Storytelling - 5 Ways to Play • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Parts-of-Speech Tales: A Motivating Collection of Super-Funny Storybooks That Teach the Eight Parts of Speech • Amazon Business $26.44 1 $26.44
Grammar Tales Box Set: A Rib-Tickling Collection of Read-Aloud Books That Teach 10 Essential Rules of Usage and Mechanics • Amazon Business $20.75 1 $20.75
Punctuation Tales: A Motivating Collection of Super-Funny Storybooks That Help Kids Master the Mechanics of Writing • Amazon Business $19.13 1 $19.13
Be Kind • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
How to Write a Story, Grades 4-6+ • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Rapunzel • Amazon Business $16.93 1 $16.93
The House in the Night • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists • Amazon Business $16.59 1 $16.59
American Slang Dictionary, Fourth Edition (McGraw-Hill ESL References) • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
Life is Beautiful! • Amazon Business $15.53 1 $15.53
Professional Crocodile • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Paragraph Writing • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
My Best Friend Is As Sharp As a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass (Paula Wiseman Books) • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Blue vs. Yellow • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Penguin Problems • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Not Quite Narwhal • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
How to Tell a Story: 1 Book + 20 Story Blocks = A Million Adventures • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Henri's Scissors • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Flotsam • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Lester's Dreadful Sweaters • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Rot, the Cutest in the World! • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
The Legend of Lightning Larry • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
School's First Day of School • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Museum • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Tuesday (Caldecott Medal Book) (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
The Storybook Knight • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Blue Sky White Stars • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (CALDECOTT MEDAL BOOK) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Hello, My Name Is Octicorn • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Could It Happen to Anyone? • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
I Like, I Don't Like • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
The Christmas Quiet Book • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Figurative Language In a Jar® • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Grammar In a Jar® • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
The Lonely Mailman • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Cliques Just Don't Make Cents! (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
The Dark (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Writing Fabulous Sentences & Paragraphs, Grades 4-6 • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Sea Monkey & Bob • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Royal Magic Coloring Book - Easy Magic Trick • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
There's a Frog in My Throat!: 440 Animal Sayings A Little Bird Told Me • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs (Explore!) • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Up, Up and Away: A Book about Adverbs (World of Language) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
A Cache of Jewels: And Other Collective Nouns (World of Language) • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Behind the Mask: A Book about Prepositions (World of Language) • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives (Explore!) • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns (Explore!) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
In a Pickle: And Other Funny Idioms • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
It Figures!: Fun Figures of Speech • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions (Explore!) • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns (Explore!) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Eight Ate: A Feast of Homonym Riddles • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
You're Toast and Other Metaphors We Adore (Ways to Say It) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
A Mouthful of Onomatopoeia (Words I Know) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Mad as a Wet Hen!: And Other Funny Idioms • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11
The King Who Rained • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
A Bat Cannot Bat, a Stair Cannot Stare: More about Homonyms and Homophones (Words Are Categorical (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh!: What Is an Interjection? (Words Are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Feet and Puppies, Thieves and Guppies: What Are Irregular Plurals? (Words Are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What Is a Compound Word? (Words are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy: More About Antonyms (Words are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk: What Are Similes and Metaphors? (Words are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Ful and -Less, -Er and -Ness: What Is a Suffix? (Words Are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What Are Comparatives and Superlatives? (Words Are CATegorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Madam and Nun and 1001: What Is a Palindrome? (Words Are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
I'm and Won't, They're and Don't: What's a Contraction? (Words Are Categorical R) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-: What Is a Prefix? (Words Are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Chips and Cheese and Nana's Knees: What Is Alliteration? (Words Are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45
Stroll and Walk, Babble and Talk: More About Synonyms (Words are CATegorical) • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
But and For, Yet and Nor: What Is a Conjunction? (Words Are Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Kindness Counts: A Story for Teaching Random Acts of Kindness (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57

Materials cost

$1,195.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,243.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$219.42

Total project goal

$1,462.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,462.79

1 Donor

-$1,462.79

Donations toward project cost

-$1,243.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$219.42

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$0.00

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