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  • $183 goal

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Mrs. R.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Us Become Authors!

My third and fourth grade students need 19 picture books that tell imaginative and exciting stories so that they may become better writers!

"One day last spring, Louis, a butcher, turned into a fish. Big lips. A tail. A salmon." This is called, "The Give-Away Lead." I am a Speech Language Pathologist working at the elementary school level with students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade. Specifically, this proposal is intended for my third and fourth grade students with special needs. My students come from low-income homes and reading is limited.

Typical students who are learning how to capture the reader's attention with their writing is already hard. Now imagine, my students, those with speech and language disorders attempting to capture the reader's attention with their writing. Often times my students will leave out crucial details, eliminate suspense, and demonstrate many grammatical errors.

But I plan to prevent my students from writing "ordinary" pieces. I have selected several picture books that will help teach my students how to "crack open" general words, use stronger verbs, unpack a "heavy sentence," use sensory details, write with a voice, create a dramatic scene, summarize information, sharpen the focus, focus on "a slice of the pie," narrow the time focus, describe the setting, describe the character, craft a lead, experiment with endings, and craft a title.

You will make it possible for my students to become well-known authors within their school. As a result, you will be making a tremendous impact on their lives by building their self-confidence.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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Charlie Anderson Barbara Abercrombie, Mark Graham (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Danny the Champion of the World Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Fig Pudding Ralph J. Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Grandfather's Journey Allen Say • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Grandpa's Face Eloise Greenfield, Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Paperboy Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Amos and Boris William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Barn Avi • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
John Henry Julius Lester, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Night in the Country Cynthia Rylant, Mary Szilagyi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia Maclachlan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Song and Dance Man Karen Ackerman, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stevie John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator), John Steptoe (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stories Julian Tells Ann Cameron, Ann Strugnell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Tar Beach Faith Ringgold, Faith Riggold • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Thunder Cake Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
White Dynamite and Curly Kidd Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault, Jr. Martin, Ted Rand (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman Kathleen Krull, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Working Cotton Sherley Anne Williams, Carole M. Byard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30

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