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Mrs. Wong from San Ramon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Writing With Reading! 40 Books for 5th Grade

My students need a wonderful collection of books to show them what good writing looks like.

  • $446 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a self-contained 5th-grade classroom where students learn academic content, but most importantly, how to be responsible for their own learning. In addition to math, reading, writing, science, and social studies, my students practice study skills and discover how they learn best.

You're never too old to enjoy a good picture book.

My students can independently read a variety of books independently. However, they still beg for books to be read aloud so we can laugh and learn together.

My Project

These books will provide students with multiple examples of good writing across multiple writing genres. Reading students high quality mentor texts by inspirational writers, allows students to see, discuss, and ultimately imitate good writing. The study of models is a critical component of writing instruction. Additionally, I will be using these texts to build our classroom culture with shared literature experience.

By donating to this project, you will help students experience the beauty and power of language.

My hope is that students will not only be reading for pleasure, but evaluating the author's writing style and analyze what makes that author's piece enjoyable to read. Then students will apply it to their own writing. The goal is for students to recognize that good writing is something they can all achieve and to turn my reluctant writers into prolific producers.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bones: Skeletons and How They Work • Amazon Business $17.53 1 $17.53
Fossil • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Journey • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Trapped by the Ice!: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Westward Expansion (The Story of America) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Daily Life in a Covered Wagon • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Voices in the Park • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Coolies • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Baseball in April and Other Stories • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Merlin and the Dragons (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Mud • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Perfect Pet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Whistle for Willie (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
So Much! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Lewis and Clark Expedition (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Westward Expansion (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Rainbabies • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
The Split History of Westward Expansion in the United States: A Perspectives Flip Book (Perspectives Flip Books) • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Hurricanes! • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Shortcut • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Tuesday • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Tornadoes! • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Roxaboxen • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Bigmama's • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Goggles (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Everybody Cooks Rice (Picture Books) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Fireflies • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
The Transcontinental Railroad (True Books: Westward Expansion (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Crickwing • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
Our Solar System: Revised Edition • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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