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Mrs. Jackson from West Point UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Maximizing Our Technology Time

My students need 30+ picture books that give examples of the best writing practices to incorporate during computer time.

  • $417 goal

This project expired on January 30, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Beating the computer" is the way my 6th grade students love to learn! We have limited time using our writing software. Coming prepared to the lab is crucial and makes the most of our technology. Explicit examples of writing techniques that certain picture books provide help us "beat the computer".

Our school has a large student population that shares limited computer lab time.

In sixth grade, every minute counts when using our writing software. This is an obstacle for some sixth graders because they have a hard time 'getting started'. Confidence comes to any learner when they are prepared and excited to show off what they have learned and mastered. For 11 and 12 years old students, improving computer scores weekly becomes an exciting challenge--and it increases their writing and comprehension skills. We need to be ready to demonstrate new writing techniques every week during our hour of lab time.

My Project

Inspiring 11 and 12-years-old kids takes ingenuity and enthusiasm that can come with quality lessons. I have found that my students quickly grasp new writing techniques when I present and teach with quality books. My students' skills soar by studying picture books that precisely demonstrate various writing styles. Inviting pictures with captivating text helps focus and capture sixth graders' ability to analyze. Weekly, they can improve their writing skills and grow into confident writers.

Coming prepared and confident to our writing lab is essential.

We have quality software, we need the tools that will maximize our potential our technology offers. Quality picture books provide concrete and memorable examples that sixth graders can incorporate at the computer. Learning explodes and confidence soars each time a student improves her/his own score. Please help us maximize our learning and our technology time!

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
School Lunch • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
This Is the Dream • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Even More Parts: Idioms from Head to Toe Tedd Arnold, Tedd A • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
There''s a frog in my throat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Thunder Rose Jerdine Nolen, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Lies And Other Tall Tales • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Dona Flor • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Saturdays and Teacakes • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Dream • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Elephant Dance: A Journey to India Theresa Heine, Sheila Mox • AKJ Books $7.19 1 $7.19
Across the Alley • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
In November • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek Chris Raschka, Chr • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Hello, Harvest Moon • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Pig Tale • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Whatever • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Rosa • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Langston''s Train Ride Robert Burleigh, Leonard Jenkins (Illu • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story David A. Johnson • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Undone Fairy Tale Ian Lendler, Whitney Martin (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
A Story With Pictures • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Three Silly Billies Margie Palatini, Barry Moser (Illustrato • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Gingerbread Cowboy • AKJ Books $13.79 1 $13.79
Ace Lacewing Bug Detective • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Sophie''s Masterpiece • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
George Vs. George • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Sweet Tooth Margie Palatini, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
My Light Molly Bang, Molly Bang (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Boy Who Loved Words Giselle Potter, Giselle Potter (Illu • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Beauty and the Beaks • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Fancy Nancy Jane O''Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Recess Queen Alexis O''Neill, Alexis O''Neil, Laura Huliska-Be • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Mr. George Baker Amy Hest, Jon J Muth (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

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