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Ms. Kramer from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fractured Fairy Tales

My students need a 37 book collection of traditional, multicultural and fractured fairy tales.

  • $555 goal

This project expired on June 16, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach fifth grade at a high-needs school where a majority of our school receives free or reduced lunch. Many of our students and their families are ELL (English Language Learners). However, the language barrier does not keep my students from loving and enjoying literature.

Unfortunately, this love of literature does not come easily to my students as many of them struggle with several aspects of reading and writing. One way to combat this disadvantage is by creating a literature-rich learning environment. I strive to have books abound in my classroom and keep a text in every child's hand. The problem is that it is difficult to assemble instructional units with enough texts to meet our needs. When we decide to start a new unit, I try to assemble as many books about the topic as possible.

My students have been wanting to write fractured fairy tales but they need more access to examples of such fairy tales and their original counterparts. A fractured fairy tale is one that is told from another point of view. For example, from the point of view of the wolf rather than the 3 little pigs. This is a useful skill in discussing point of view and expanding creativity. in an effort to increase my students' understand of various cultures, I want the fairy tale unit to include fairy tales from other cultures. They need examples of the story Cinderella from Egypt to Mexico and China that will increase their awareness of literature and culture.

With your help, we can have nearly forty new picture books that will increase their understanding of cultural differences and inspire them to pursue their creative-writing talents. Having access to more literature will help my students become better readers and well-rounded students.

Ms. Kramer
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Egyptian Cinderella Shirley Climo, Ruth Heller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Korean Cinderella Shirley Climo, Ruth Heller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator), John L. Steptoe (Illustrator), Clarita Kohen (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Cinderella Skeleton Robert D. San Souci, David Catrow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Yeh Shen A Cinderella Story from China: A Cinderella Story from China Ai-Ling Louie, Ed Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella Robert D. San Souci, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator), J. Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Rough-Face Girl Rafe Martin, David Shannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition Jewell Reinhart Coburn, Connie McLennan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Tale from India Lila Mehta, Youshan Tang (Illustrator), Adapted by Meredith Babeaux Brucker • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story Rebecca Hickox, Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Irish Cinderlad Shirley Climo, Loretta Krupinski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Jouanah : A Hmong Cinderella Jewell Reinhart Coburn, Anne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator), With Tzexa Cherta Lee • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story Judy Sierra, Reynold Ruffins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka, A. Wolf, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 8 $57.52
Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Three Little Javelinas Susan Lowell, Jim Harris (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Stories Jane Yolen • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Frog Prince--Continued Jon Scieszka, Steve Johnson (Illustrator), Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals for Beastly Fables Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator), Designed by Molly Leach • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood TOBY FORWARD, Izhar Cohen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Little Red Riding Hood (Caldecott Honor Book) Adapted by Trina Schart Hyman, Wilhelm K. Grimm, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Red Riding Hood James Marshall, Brothers Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Wilhelm Carl Grimm • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale Lisa Campbell Ernst, Lisa Campbell Ernst (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Wolf! Wolf! John Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Boy Who Cried Wolf B. G. Hennessy, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Cinderella Marcia Brown (Translator), Charles Perrault, Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Kate and the Beanstalk Mary Pope Osborne, Giselle Potter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Jack and the Beanstalk Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Little Red Hen Paul Galdone, Paul Galdone (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Musubi Man: Hawai'i's Gingerbread Man Takayama • Barnes and Noble $8.76 1 $8.76
Gingerbread Man Superhero! Dotti Enderle, Joe Kulka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
The Gingerbread Man Retold by Eric A. Kimmel, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza Philemon Sturges, Amy Walrod (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cinder-Elly Frances Minters, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Cinder Edna Ellen Jackson, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$377.65

Vendor shipping charges

$37.77

State sales tax

$24.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$454.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.79

Total project goal

$554.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$554.41

2 Donors

-$277.20

Donations toward project cost

-$227.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.89

match offer

-$277.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$227.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.90

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$0.00

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