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Mrs. Watkins Ware
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Listen to Their Writing!

My students need 12 Mentor Texts that will provide examples of good writing.

My Students

Analytical Writing Traits are so important to teach to my low income, ELL (English Language Learners) students. They typically enter kindergarten knowing 10,000 words less than other students with a higher economic status.

As a fourth grade teacher, it is my job to prepare my students to write and to be able to pass the fifth grade writing test here in Nevada.

We are a Title I low income neighborhood school, and we offer education to our students that will give them the chance to improve their lives.

My Project

At a recent conference I attended, I received a list of “Mentor Texts” that will provide these much needed writing examples to my students. I am requesting books that include examples of Ideas, Voice, Organization, Conventions, Word Choice, and Sentence Fluency, which are the writing traits I focus on in my instruction.

These books are important to my class because they present the information in a colorful and engaging manner that can be reviewed over and over again.

This will also help other fourth grade teachers, as I can allow them to borrow these books for their lessons too!

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The Night I Followed the Dog Nina Laden, Nina Laden (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $13.79 1 $13.79
The Important Book Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
The Kissing Hand Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $11.59 1 $11.59
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka, A. Wolf, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
Fly Away Home Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! Lynne Truss, Bonnie Timmons (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $10.93 1 $10.93
I Love You the Purplest Barbara M. Joosse, Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator), Mary Whyte (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Time for Bed Mem Fox, Jane Dyer (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
The Table Where Rich People Sit Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups David Wisniewski, David Wisniewski (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File David Wisniewski, David Wisniewski (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.98 1 $12.98

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This project will reach 150 students.

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