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Mrs. Rocca from Canton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mentor Texts to Mentor Thinking!

My students need real books as mentor texts in order to get a hands-on experience with literature!

  • $265 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I cannot put into words how amazing my students are. They come in everyday ready to learn! The littlest things make them curious and they run with that curiosity! Teaching language arts allows for me to scaffold students to the next level of learning. My students are ready for the next level each and every day!

I am so fortunate to have such AMAZING students this school year!

They come from many different economical and cultural backgrounds, but they come together as a family to achieve high educational goals!

My Project

Each time I teach a standard, I want students to see what that skill actually looks like in a text. This gives a visual, auditory, and actual hands-on experience to children. Students being able to use mentor texts will allow them to grow as readers immensely. This will allow them to work with and manipulate real books in order to learn!

There is nothing better than real books and allowing students to travel to new heights through enriching texts.

Mentor texts will mentor students thinking and make it visible for them! It is so important that students see what is being asked of them and see what is expected for them to comprehend.

Mrs. Rocca
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 87 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Annie And The Wild Animals (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $18.40 1 $18.40
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
I'm Trying to Love Spiders • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Wreck of the Zephyr 30th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
So You Want to Be President?: The Revised and Updated Edition • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Why Is Snot Green?: And Other Extremely Important Questions (and Answers) • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Just a Dream • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Coral Reefs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Science Experiments You Can Eat • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
The Scoop on Clothes, Homes, and Daily Life in Colonial America (Life in the American Colonies) • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18
Spiders • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77

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