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Mrs. M from Sand Point AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Reading Leads to Great Writing

Help me give my students amazing books to help them become better writers.

  • $546 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are thoughtful, kind, energetic and enthusiastic. They are enthusiastic about learning, but some have developed a love-hate relationship with reading. They need books to draw them into reading and encourage them to read for fun.

I need for them to learn to love reading so that in the future it isn't such a battle for them.

I am hoping by providing some historical fiction and linking it to our history, that maybe it will draw some of my students into the world of books.

My Project

The books I have requested will allow my students to read great writing and use the books as mentor texts in order to better their own writing skills.

There is no better way to become a better writer than to read great writing by some fantastic authors.

I am hoping students will utilize examples of amazing text in order to pick it apart and better their work, making a good beginning, middle and ending to their stories. We are going to pull out sections of the books in order to mimic them in our own writing. I believe in reading and writing being connected.

Mrs. M
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Best Story • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
What Do You Do With A Problem? • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
What Do You Do With an Idea? • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
The Book of Mistakes • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Recess Queen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Long Night Moon • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rocket Writes a Story • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom Over Me • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Library Mouse #1 • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Library Mouse A World to Explore • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus • AKJ Education $12.78 1 $12.78
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
They All Saw a Cat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Little Red Writing • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Imaginary • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Saturdays and Teacakes • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Journey • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Juice Box Bully Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Hey, Al • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Relatives Came • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Old Woman Who Named Things • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Day's Work • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Night Tree • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Smoky Night • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Memory String • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ox-Cart Man • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tuesday • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Story, A Story An African Tale (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chanticleer and the Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Shortcut • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Raft (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Plot Chickens • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roller Coaster • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
In November • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Flower Garden • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Night In The Country • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Appalachia The Voices of Sleeping Birds • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Fireflies • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Missing May • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Rocket's Mighty Words • AKJ Education $2.00 1 $2.00
Cold Snap • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95

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