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Ms. Rogosin from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Eric Carle and Tomie D Paola as Mentor Authors

The cost of these Classic Texts is $475, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a first grade teacher of a gifted class of students whose socioeconomic background consists of an 87% poverty rate, with a predominantly African-American population. It has been my experience that many of the students are not exposed to classic children's literature outside of school, and I have made it a primary goal during the balanced literacy block to immerse them in literature which will inspire them to grow as both readers and writers. While many children are familiar with the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, few are aware of the multitude of ideas contained in both this classic and others by the same author. Concepts such as number, days of the week, properties of objects, sequencing, and the life cycle are but a few of the many applications for this touch-stone text. The author's approach to presenting these ideas draws the reader in and causes the young child to want to see the book through to the end. It is with a library filled with these kinds of texts that a teacher can reach a population of students with basic skills needed to succeed throughout their academic and social lives. Building a fascination with this writer's style can carry over to the students' writing and love of books in general. In much the same way, the well-loved author, Tomie DePaola, presents a multi-cultural look at the world through a child's eyes. With common experiences shared by children the world over, this author builds upon students' knowledge of the world around them, and their various responses to it. The Art Lesson provides a vivid look into the life of a child in the classroom and teaches a valuable lesson about self-esteem and self-worth. The wealth of ideas shared by both these authors is well-worth examining in an author-study unit, in which students study elements of both authors' styles and the lives of authors themselves in the process, students will be attempting several "try-its" in their own writing to simulate their separate styles, eventually exploring and discovering their own unique styles.

Ms. Rogosin
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eric Carle Collection • Kaplan Early Learning Company $73.06 1 $73.06
The Magic Egg: Science Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.96 1 $42.96
Hungry Caterpillar Story Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.10 1 $42.10
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.03 1 $29.03
Hungry Caterpillar Doll & Finger Puppets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.76 1 $25.76
BUTTERFLY LIVING WONDERS KIT Catalog Page Number: 173 ES-2 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $21.95 1 $21.95
Strega*Nona: Her Story • Recorded Books, LLC $19.75 1 $19.75
The Very Quiet Cricket (Hardcover) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.91 1 $18.91
Puppet Stand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
Non-Spill Paint Pots & Brushes Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
FOLDING PAINT DRYING RACK • Nasco $13.63 1 $13.63
Tomies Little Mother Goose Board Book • Teacher's School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 1 $6.10
NO-SPILL PAINT CUPS -- Chenille Kraft No Spill Paint Cups • Quill Corporation $5.66 1 $5.66

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