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

Mentor Text

My students need these high motivating books to supplement our language curriculum. Students will also be able to read these stories during our Reading Workshop.

  • $387 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a classroom of 20 awesome students. My students come from a small, rural-based community. Our school is a K-2 building where 60% of the students are on free and reduced meals.

My students love to have me read to them and are always engaged during read-alouds.

They rush to the reading carpet and can't wait to see what book I will introduce next.

My students have a wide variety of interests but science seems to be one of the areas that my students look forward to every day. They love to do experiments and do hands-on activities with science.

My Project

These books will give students an opportunity to see how authors actually use language to create exciting books that readers enjoy reading. These books will be used during our read-alouds to introduce different literary techniques.

Each book that I have requested has a mentor sentence that provides a springboard to help teach our language curriculum using real literature.

Students listen to the read-aloud and try to identify the mentor sentence. After listening to the whole story, students then try to identify things that they notice about the mentor sentence like proper nouns, capitalization at the beginning of a sentence, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, etc. Students also edit and revise the sentence to practice writing conventions.

Having each of these books in my classroom also allows my students to pick up these engaging stories and read them during our Reading workshop time.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Sweet Tooth • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Officer Buckle & Gloria • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Duck for President • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Paperboy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Three Snow Bears • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Diary of a Worm • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Memoirs of a Goldfish • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Snowmen at Night • AKJ Education $7.93 1 $7.93
Diary of a Fly • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Snowmen at Christmas • AKJ Education $6.97 1 $6.97
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Thunder Cake • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
100th Day Worries • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Three Cheers for Tacky • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Parts • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Umbrella • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Gingerbread Baby • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
First Day Jitters • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Scaredy Squirrel • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Substitute Groundhog • AKJ Education $5.31 1 $5.31
Skippyjon Jones • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Important Book • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Corduroy • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Smelly Socks • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Stone Soup • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

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