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Mrs. BRYSON from Independence MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening, Learning, Reading: Imagine the Possibilities with Mentor Texts

My students need high quality mentor texts to develop a love and interest in all genres.

  • $481 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are learners and leaders. We strive to help students find their voice and create an environment that is safe and nurturing. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I strive to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are excited about learning.

They are most excited about learning to read and developing their thinking strategies. Literacy is a strong focus in kindergarten and many of our students do not have the opportunity to spend time reading or listening to books at home. Reading and listening to books is an essential part of early development that fosters strong readers and writers in the future.

My Project

Providing my students with a mentor text library to learn from is key to developing my students thinking strategies and love for reading. Through research and experience, these books have been chosen to teach a variety of skills taught throughout the entire year.

Providing students with examples high quality literature is vital.

Mentor texts are pieces of literature that you—both teacher and student—can return to and reread for many different purposes. Using these mentor texts as read alouds, think alouds and in the hands of students will inspire them to keep reading and writing. It will allow them to learn from all types genres and develop a deeper understanding of literature.

Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Day the Crayons Came Home • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Ten Red Apples • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One Green Apple • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Alice The Fairy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Jangles: A Big Fish Story A Big Fish Story • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Tap the Magic Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Ron's Big Mission • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Don't Want to Be a Frog • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Sandwich Swap • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Potato Chip Champ Discovering Why Kindness Counts • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Stela Luna / Stellaluna • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Jelly Donut Difference • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
The Foolish Tortoise • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Greedy Python Book & CD • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell Learning About Your Five Senses • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Scarecrow • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dandelions • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Moonstick • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Wall • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Koala Lou • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hooway For Wodney Wat • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tacky the Penguin • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bats • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jack and the Beanstalk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Me and My Amazing Body • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Rough-Face Girl • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hurty Feelings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Gingerbread Baby • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harry and the Dinosaurs Go To School • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Transportation in My Neighborhood • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
My Five Senses • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ice Bear Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Spaghetti And Meatballs For All! A Mathematical Story • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
From Seed to Pumpkin • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Storm is Coming! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Helpers in My Community • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Snow is Falling • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Readers: Ponies • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Bats • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

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