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Mrs. Courtney from Wilsons Mills NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyone Needs a Great Mentor Text

My students need mentor texts for our first third grade literacy unit.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a diverse mix of second graders (soon to be my third graders) who are readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists. They love to learn in the loving structured environment we have created together.

Our school is a Title I school in rural North Carolina.

It is made up of many different ethnic backgrounds, races, and cultures. We serve a high number of English Language Learners, as almost half of our student population is Hispanic. Many of these students live in households that speak little to no English. Our students often qualify for free/reduced lunch due to their family’s socioeconomic status. Many of these students lack support at home and come to school unprepared. It means the world to me that I get to be the difference maker in the lives of the children I have the privilege to teach!

My Project

For the upcoming school year my students and I will be looping up to third grade. While I have a wealth of resources for second grade, I do not have many for third grade.

In order to be successful when learning our reading standards, students need to have mentor texts that show quality examples of what we are learning.

These mentor texts will be utilized by the teacher to model various reading strategies and skills during a whole group mini lesson. Upon the completion of this mini lesson students will be invited to practice the strategy or skill during independent reading time. Mentor texts used from previous lessons and the current lesson will also be available for students to go back and utilize or read during independent reading time.

It is essential for students to have high quality texts at their finger tips when learning new reading strategies and skills. With the mentor texts from this project I will be able to provide my students with 6 weeks of literacy instruction that is critical for third grade students to master.

Thank you for supporting my students and I as we embark on our new third grade adventure together!

Mrs. Courtney
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Twilight Comes Twice • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
The Stranger • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Roxaboxen • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scarecrow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tomas and the Library Lady (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Lotus Seed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Wednesday Surprise • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Honey Makers • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Wolves • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Everglades • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cactus Hotel (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Charlie Anderson • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
A Day's Work • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Tight Times (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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