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Mrs. Haidarah from Dearborn MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mentor Text for Student Engagement

Help me give my students mentor texts to increase engagement in reading and writing.

  • $273 goal

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My Students

When I watch kids walk into my classroom on their first day of school, I think about what I want them to be like when they walk out on their last day. I want my students to be lifelong learners, passionate, ready to take risks, able to problem-solve and think critically, have integrity and self-respect, and truly enjoy their life and their work. My students come to school every day ready to learn and do their best. They have many challenges and they are ready to meet them head on.

My Project

I want to provide my students with experiences they never dreamed of. I want to make sure they all have good books in their hands to read! I want to have my students leave my classroom wanting to read and not thinking of reading as something they have to do.

Having different mentor text will help my students become stronger readers and writers!

I picked books that students can relate to and can even read independently or with some support.

I can also use the same amazing mentor texts to do interactive read alouds in order to help teach my students learn the many reading strategies they will need in order to improve their reading comprehension!

I love all of these books because they are a representation for all learners. Students deserve to have books that represent them and they can relate to. This will create an engagement and enjoyment in their reading.

Mrs. Haidarah
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Say Something • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
My Name is Bilal • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Noodlephant • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Bear and the Piano • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
I Hate English! (A Blue Ribbon Book) • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37

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