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Mrs. Cooley from Anacoco LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mentor Texts: Creating a LOVE of Readers and Writers!

My students need mentor texts in order to grow as writers.

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders come from a rural community. A lot of them don't have the experiences and background knowledge to aid in their writing. They are excited about writing and their writing has improved greatly over the past few months. However, they need models of exemplary texts to aid in making their writing even better. So far, our school library hasn't had any of the suggested text to use. We need mentor text to guide them in this process and help them to become expert writers.

My Project

My students are struggling writers. They have improved but still need to see model literature in order to enhance their great work. By diving into author's craft and word choice from these texts, I am hoping to increase their love of reading and encourage their curiosity through writing. What better way to increase vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, confidence, and listening by having these exemplary texts as a model! We will use each of these texts to guide us through the writing process. Ultimately having a published piece from each genre of writing. I can't wait to see their gowth and these books are what we need to get there.

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

This project will reach 25 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Wanna New Room • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
I Wanna Iguana • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Kate & Pippin An Unlikely Love Story • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Officer Buckle & Gloria • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Click Clack Moo Click Clack Moo • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
My Little Sister Ate One Hare • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Shortcut • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Night In The Country • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Flower Garden • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dogzilla • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bigmamas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Beardream • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
First Year Letters • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Fireflies • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
"Let's Get a Pup!" Said Kate • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ducky • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Reindeer • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Polar Bear Alert! • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19

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