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Ms. Sabol
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Fairytale Or Folktale?

My students need a variety of 41 fairytale and folktale picture books such as "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" by Jon Scieszka for our genre study unit.

I am a 6th grade Language Arts teacher. I am also a Subject Area Leader for Language Arts at my school. I teach two courses: reading and writing literacy block. I work in a very diverse school and teach students with various reading and writing levels. Many students come from a high-need community.

Many of the children in our school have limited resources. Our school is struggling to reach the requirements in reading and writing set forth by No Child Left Behind. Many students have showed an interest in observing and analyzing fairytales and folktales. In addition they will be writing and publishing their own original fairytale picture books. They will need to examine the characteristics of fairytales written by renowned authors in order to write their own stories.

Throughout the course of this year, students have been reading and writing in different genres. In the upcoming month, students will have an intense genre study unit on fairytales and folktales, where they will analyze and compose their own original stories! In order to teach this unit, I have to have students examine a variety of picture books. I have exhausted the supplies at the school, and town libraries. However, there are just not enough books for my 75 students.

Your support will help the teachers in our school to teach the students about the the different genre of fairytales and folktales. Growing up, many students have not had the opportunity to read picture books, or have books read to them. With this set of picture books, students will now have the opportunity, that they might not have had as a child. Reading these books will allow my students to share their experience with their younger brothers, sisters, and other youngsters they encounter in the years to come. Please help my students experience this love of reading!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast Robin McKinley • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Gingerbread Girl Lisa Campbell Ernst, Lisa Campbell Ernst (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
The Hatseller and the Monkeys Baba Wague Diakite, Baba Wague Diakite (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Wilhelm Carl Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Little Match Girl Hans Christian Andersen, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Little Mermaid Hans Christian Andersen, Lisbeth Zwerger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen, Stephen Mitchell, Retold by Stephen Mitchell • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen, Bernadette Watts (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Thumbelina Brad Sneed, Hans Christian Andersen, Brad Sneed (Illustrator), Brad Sneed (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Twelve Dancing Princesses Marianna Mayer, Kinuko Y. Craft (Illustrator), Kinuko Craft (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Hansel and Gretel Adapted by James Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator), Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Paper Crane Molly Bang, Molly Garrett Bang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Little Match Girl Hans Christian Andersen, Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Rapunzel Adapted by Paul O. Zelinsky, Wilhelm K. Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm, Brothers Grimm, The Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Princess Knight Cornelia Funke, Kerstin Meyer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale Tomie de Paola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Lucas and His Loco Beans: A Bilingual Tale of the Mexican Jumping Bean Ramona Moreno Winner, Nicole Velasquez (Illustrator), Mary McConnell (Illustrator), Robert Winner (Photographer), Robert Winner • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story Pete Seeger, Michael Hays (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella Robert D. San Souci, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Retold by James Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Cinderella Jane Werner, Jane Werner Watson • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69
Strega Nona Tomie de Paola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator), John L. Steptoe (Illustrator), Clarita Kohen (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
The Princess and the Pea Retold by John Cech, Bernhard Oberdieck (Illustrator), Hans Christian Andersen • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
The Green Frogs: A Korean Folktale Yumi Heo • Barnes and Noble $3.98 1 $3.98
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China Ed Young (Translator), Ed Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales Gregory Maguire, Chris L. Demarest (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Five Chinese Brothers Claire Huchet Bishop, Kurt Wiese, Kurt Wiese (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China Ai-Ling Louie, Ed Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Three Billy Goats Gruff Paul Galdone, Paul Galdone (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback, Simms Taback (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Three Little Pigs James Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Little Red Riding Hood Adapted by Candice F. Ransom, Tammie Lyon (Illustrator), Tammie Speer Lyon (Illustrator), Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Golden Book of Fairy Tales Marie Ponsot (Translator), Adrienne Segur (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.99 1 $15.99
Stone Soup Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale Retold by Verna Aardema, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale Adapted by Jan Brett, Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Tikki Tikki Tembo Arlene Mosel, Blair Lent (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
The Adventures of Abdi Madonna, Andrej Dugin, Olga Dugina, Andrej Dugin (Illustrator), Olga Dugina (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka, A. Wolf, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19

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