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Mrs. Gray from Trenton MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mentor Texts for Writer's Workshop

My students need 29 mentor texts including "The Perfect Pet" and "Roller Coaster" to teach them the skills needed to write different text types and to teach them various types of author craft.

  • $325 goal

This project expired on February 4, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are working hard to read like writers and learn from them to craft their own stories. We are lacking the books we need to discover various qualities of different types of texts and techniques authors use.

I have 14 boys and 12 girls.

My district has various socio-economic backgrounds . . . many living in poverty. They are hard working and enjoy writing. If we miss Writer's Workshop, they get really upset. We are lacking books we need to serve as mentor texts. My students need to learn about writing by studying real authors and the techniques they use in their writing.

My Project

My students will be able to develop a love for writing. These books cover a wide range of text types and interests. They will help my students learn about writing and inspire them to write their own books. By studying real authors they can learn from them and try those techniques in their own writing.

This project is important to my class because these text types represent what my students need to be learning to address the learning standards for their age.

These books will foster learning that will help my students progress as writers. This type of learning helps students delve deeper in their writing and will help them work towards being ready for college.

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lilly''s Purple Plastic Purse Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Ill • AKJ Books $18.89 1 $18.89
The Butterfly House • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Kitten''s First Full Moon • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Lilly''s Big Day • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Have I Got a Book for You! • Amazon $12.96 1 $12.96
Shhhh • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Owl Moon • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Best Bike Ride Ever • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
My Brother Dan's Delicious • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
I Wanna New Room • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Hey, Little Ant • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
A Quick Guide to Teaching Persuasive Writing, K-2 (Workshop Help Desk) • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Roller Coaster • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
The Perfect Pet • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Bigmama's • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Red is Best • Amazon $6.16 1 $6.16
Some Birthday! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Trevor''s Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Paperboy • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Goggles! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Shortcut • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Roxaboxen Alice Mclerran, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Shortcut • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Earrings! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bailey Goes Camping • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Big Sister and Little Sister Charlotte Zolotow, Martha Alexa • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Saturdays and Teacakes • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Fireflies • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Penny and Her Doll • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

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