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  • $570 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Leaders Are Readers

My students need 50 books to improve literacy and writing skills including mentor texts such as Caves, Henry's Freedom Box, and Thank You, Mr. Faulker.

My Students

Leaders are readers, no doubt about that! Reading and learning really are the ticket to getting around the globe. Dr. Suess said it perfectly: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

My classroom is part of a small, rural school district located on the banks of the Mississippi River.

I currently teach 23 wonderful students. They are both enthusiastic and excited about learning. They are curious about the world around them and ask many questions about what they are learning.

My Project

The use of mentor texts during read-alouds provides outstanding models for fluency. Mentor texts can help build and expand students' oral language, promote active listening, encourage deeper thinking, and support learning about the world around us. Mentor texts also help students envision possibilities for their own writing and provide models for what good writing should look like. Students will have many opportunities to apply what they have learned during the read-alouds and mini lessons to what they are currently working on at their independent reading and writing levels.

Having these mentor texts available in my classroom will give me many great tools to explicitly teach comprehension and writing strategies.

Students need many opportunities to practice fluency, comprehension, and writing skills. Providing the time needed to improve these skills will not only currently help my students, but it will also give them a foundation to continue to strive and excel with these life-long learning skills.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Snow Queen • Amazon $15.20 1 $15.20
Aesop's Fables • Amazon $15.13 1 $15.13
Inside the Titanic (A Giant Cutaway Book) • Amazon $14.94 1 $14.94
The Twelve Dancing Princesses • Amazon $14.66 1 $14.66
A Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology: The Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures • Amazon $13.96 1 $13.96
The Fox and the Crow • Amazon $13.90 1 $13.90
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon $13.73 1 $13.73
My Brother Dan's Delicious • Amazon $13.40 1 $13.40
The Little Mermaid • Amazon $13.21 1 $13.21
Tornado!: The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon $12.94 1 $12.94
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon $12.74 1 $12.74
The Great Fire • Amazon $10.53 1 $10.53
Smart Kids: Predators • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
A Caribou Journey • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95
Take a Backyard Bird Walk (Take a Walk series) • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95
National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your world • Amazon $9.88 1 $9.88
Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story • Amazon $9.16 1 $9.16
Take a Beach Walk (Take a Walk series) • Amazon $8.81 1 $8.81
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Earrings! (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Cactus Hotel (An Owlet Book) • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Tomas and the Library Lady (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
The Deep-Sea Floor • Amazon $7.95 1 $7.95
Dakota Dugout • Amazon $7.54 1 $7.54
Animals Nobody Loves • Amazon $7.54 1 $7.54
Desert Animal Adaptations (Amazing Animal Adaptations) • Amazon $7.52 1 $7.52
Charlie Anderson • Amazon $7.29 1 $7.29
Scarecrow • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00
Dear Mr. Blueberry (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Everglades • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
William's Doll • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Roxaboxen • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
The Perfect Pet • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wolf Who Cried Boy • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
The Best Book of Bugs • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Chameleons Are Cool: Read and Wonder • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Crocodiles & Alligators • Amazon $6.97 1 $6.97
The Tortoise and the Hare: An Aesop Fable (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon $6.91 1 $6.91
The Wednesday Surprise • Amazon $6.91 1 $6.91
Jump into Science: Honeybees • Amazon $6.88 1 $6.88
Animal Dads • Amazon $6.88 1 $6.88
The little match girl • Amazon $6.75 1 $6.75
Tight Times (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
The Pain and the Great One • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$447.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.36

Total project goal

$569.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$569.09

4 Donors

-$336.73

Donations toward project cost

-$305.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.50

match offer

-$210.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$178.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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This project will reach 23 students.

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