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Mrs. Poindexter from Greensboro NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Writing Exciting!

Help me give my students go to books for writing, writing strategies book, chart tablets, and chart markers, for an evidenced based writing program that will meet their unique learning needs!

  • $594 goal

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My Students

I am an Exceptional Children's Teacher in a diverse Urban elementary school. The students that I serve are in grades 3-5. My students come to the resource room daily for services in the areas of reading, writing, math, and/or social skills. The diversity of our school stretches across both ethnic and economic lines. Our school is a neighborhood school with a large number of students who walk to school. There are a significant number of students at our school who receive free or reduce lunch.

My Project

My students need an evidence based writing program (along with mentor texts, and writing tools) to increase their writing skills in the small group setting. By incorporating the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing program, along with mentor texts, flexible seating, and fun writing tools, my students will have access to content that allows them to grow as writers. Many of my students find writing to be a daunting (least preferred) task, and with the use of markers and post it tape (as opposed to pencils), students will have the opportunity to use creativity to write/sketch stories around the classroom using flexible seating.

The 6 + 1 Traits of Writing Program is a highly respected tool for evaluating student writing and planning instruction.

The mentor texts will be used alongside instruction as an exemplar to inspire students in their own writing.

Mrs. Poindexter
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books for Writing - Grade 4 (15 Books) • AKJ Education $170.83 1 $170.83
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books for Writing - Grade 5 (15 Books) • AKJ Education $133.01 1 $133.01
The Writing Strategies Book : Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • AKJ Education $42.75 1 $42.75
3M COMPANY TAPE POST IT LABELING & COVER UP (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $26.62 1 $26.62
6 + 1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide, Grades 3 and Up • Amazon Business $23.13 1 $23.13
Daily Trait Warm-Ups: 180 Revision and Editing Activities to Kick Off Writing Time • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
School Smart 85335 Skip-A-Line Chart Tablet - 1 1/2 inch Ruled - 24 x 32 inches - 25 Sheet Pad • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
Sharpie 22478 Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15

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