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Ms. E. from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mentor Texts

My students need mentor texts to use during writing lessons.

  • $205 goal

This project expired on September 5, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most people will admit that writing is not their favorite subject. My goal is to change that for my second graders.

My school is located in central Arizona.

I teach 25, enthusiastic and intelligent children. They are all learning how to read, write, and speak English. My students have many obstacles but they always overcome them. They are eager to learn and always come ready to learn.

My Project

I am requesting books from our favorite authors that will serve as mentor texts. When teaching children that are learning a second language, they need role models that will show them the proper way to speak English. Due to some laws in Arizona, all our ESL students are grouped separately and don't have role models in the classroom. Knowing this, I must call upon experts to help me teach my students. These experts come to our room in the form of books! These books are going to help me teach all the writing traits and get my students to become confident and capable writers.

By supporting this project, you will be contributing rich resources for my students.

All children need role models, especially children that are learning how to navigate the English language. I will be using these books throughout the rest of my teaching career. Therefore, you will make an impact on thousands of children with this one donation.

Ms. E.
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Splat the Cat • AKJ Books $17.89 1 $17.89
Splat the Cat Treasure Box • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Scaredy-Cat, Splat! • AKJ Books $13.24 1 $13.24
Back to School, Splat! • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Splish, Splash, Splat! • AKJ Books $17.89 1 $17.89
Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Pete the Cat • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Jolly Postman: Or Other People''s Letters Allan Ahlberg, Jane • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31

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