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Mrs. Stansbury from Port Arthur TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Figuratively Speaking: Reading Is the Bomb!

Help me give my students these engaging books to help them learn and understand figurative language.

  • $352 goal

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My Students

I am a third-grade​ reading teacher at a low-income, Title I school in Port Arthur, Texas. My students face many challenges. Many of my students are living in poverty.

Despite their challenges, my students show up every day ready to learn.

They are eager and excited to come to school and learn new things. They walk through the door with big smiles, ready to give one-hundred percent each day. I want my classroom to be a safe and engaging environment for my students, to foster this love of learning.

My Project

The books that I have selected will allow my students to explore figurative language examples, such as alliteration, hyperbole, idioms, metaphors, onomatopoeia, personification, and similes. Learning figurative language is fun and exciting.

These engaging books will bring my students' creative writing to life.

My students will be able to identify the various forms of figurative language while engaging in these texts during small group and cooperative learning centers. Many of my ESL students struggle with understanding the meaning of figurative language. These selections will help them comprehend the meanings behind the words while connecting to the colorful illustrations and examples.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Twilight Comes Twice • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Hurricane! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Little Red Pen • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
A Mouthful of Onomatopoeia (Words I Know) • Amazon Business $8.95 2 $17.90
My Best Friend Is As Sharp As a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Tough Cookie • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Hello Ocean • Amazon Business $7.13 2 $14.26
The Honest-to-Goodness Truth • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
The Stolen Smell (Story Cove) • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90
Strong to the Hoop • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Kate and the Beanstalk (Anne Schwartz Books) • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Whoosh Went the Wind! • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Paul Bunyan (On My Own Folklore) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Clara Caterpillar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pecos Bill (On My Own Folklore) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Water Dance (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
You're Toast and Other Metaphors We Adore (Ways to Say It) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Library Lil • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
In a Pickle: And Other Funny Idioms • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes (Ways to Say It) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29

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