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Dr. Massey from Greenville SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

How To...

My students need 14 different informational texts that they can use as mentor texts for their informational how-to writing.

  • $169 goal

This project expired on July 3, 2015.

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My Students

Do you remember the first time you made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich all by yourself? My students are learning the importance of writing how to books so that others can follow their step by step directions in order to make something and do it correctly.

My girls attend a public Title One school, in South Carolina.

We are a single gender classroom of 25 kindergarten girls. All of my students receive free lunch. We are a great group of girls that simply love coming to school and love to learn. Since most have limited resources at home and only six have been to preschool or daycare, we really start from ground zero in August. By June, it is amazing to see how these precious girls have blossomed and are actually at home teaching their younger siblings and in some cases, teaching their parents how to read or even how to speak English.

My Project

As my girls begin to write, it is important that they have mentor texts to read and analyze before writing on their own. The students need to be able to hear and read published informational how to texts in order to understand the parts of a how to book such as the ones we are requesting. My girls must hear it, read it, and understand the genre before they can be expected to begin writing on their own. They will then use the texts as jumping off points for writing their own how to books.

With your generous support, my girls will be able to hear and read a variety of informational how to texts such as How to Blow Bubbles and How to Make a Bird House that they can use as mentor texts to become better readers and writers as they grow in their kindergarten year and throughout their lives.

Dr. Massey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle • Amazon $15.29 1 $15.29
How to Teach a Slug to Read • Amazon $10.19 1 $10.19
How to Babysit a Grandpa • Amazon $9.62 1 $9.62
Rigby Literacy: Student Reader Grade 1 (Level 7) Make a Bird Feeder • Amazon $9.05 1 $9.05
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
How a House Is Built • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
How to Make Slime (Hands-On Science Fun) • Amazon $6.95 1 $6.95
How to Make Bubbles (Hands-On Science Fun) • Amazon $6.88 1 $6.88
How to Make a Liquid Rainbow (Hands-On Science Fun) • Amazon $6.88 1 $6.88
How to Make a Pancake (We Read Phonics - Level 3 (Quality)) • Amazon $4.99 1 $4.99
How to Care for Your Dog: A Color & Learn Guide for Kids (Dover Children's Activity Books) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
How to Care for Your Cat: A Color & Learn Guide for Kids (Dover Children's Activity Books) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
How to Make a Mudpie Learn to Read, Fun & Fantasy (Learn to Read, Read to Learn: Fun & Fantasy) • Amazon $2.49 1 $2.49

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