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Mrs. Kim from La Puente CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mentor Texts

My students need mentor texts to help them with our writing program.

  • $589 goal

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My Students

First grade is such an amazing grade because there is hard evidence of tremendous growth by the end of the year academically and socially. First graders are so impressionable and it is important to me to provide opportunities and experiences that will prepare them for the future. The school that I teach at is a Title 1 school so it is critical for me to provide as much support as I can in my classroom.

First graders have such a positive attitude and are so much fun!!

They say the funniest things and their curiosity inspires me daily.

My Project

Mentor texts are crucial when teaching students a certain genre of writing. In first grade students are expected to write narratives, all abouts (nonfiction), and opinion pieces. Mentor books help students see various writing styles of different authors. By seeing this, students get the notion that there is not just one way but many ways to tell their story. Writing can be intimidating for some students, especially my English Language Learners. However, when they hear and enjoy a book that I have read to them during story time and I refer back to the story during writing time, the learning tends to stick more.

Some of the mentor texts I am requesting include Knuffle Bunny, The Best Story, and Ralph Tells a Story.

Mentor texts inspire students to give it a go!

Mrs. Kim
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • Amazon Business $13.66 2 $27.32
Rocket Writes a Story • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $12.17 2 $24.34
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Best Story • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
How Rocket Learned to Read • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
The Perfect Pet • Amazon Business $6.90 2 $13.80
Kitchen Dance • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
One Day, The End.: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Knuffle Bunny Series) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Rocket's Mighty Words (Oversized Board Book) • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
A Moment In Time • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Oliver Button Is a Sissy • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
In My Opinion • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Red is Best • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
The Pumpkin Book • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
How a House Is Built • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Fireflies • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31

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