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Mr. Reed from Charlottesville VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mentors in Writing

My students need excellent mentor texts to provide examples in order to enhance their own writing.

  • $235 goal

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My Students

Our school is in an urban area in central Virginia. We are very proud with the amount of diversity represented with our elementary school. Our students and teachers love books and make reading a special part of each day. Along with motivating our students to read books they enjoy, our teachers are always working to increase our students' academic achievements and social-emotional skills. We work very hard to build a trusting and loving relationship between our students and teachers. We are proud of our school community!

My Project

In order to become a good writer, people need to be able to read how good writers write. I have searched for multiple examples of mentor texts in the areas of narrative, expository, and persuasive writing. I have found great texts with accomplished writers such as Jane Yolen, Chris Van Allsburg, Margie Palatini, and Rob Sanders. The books span across different genres and writing styles.

Students need to be provided examples of great writing techniques in order to enhance their own writing.

The mentor texts will provide us the skills and strategies that published authors used to make their writing better. Students will then be able to use those same strategies in their own writing.

Mr. Reed
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Way Things Work Now • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
If You Lived Here Houses of the World • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Outer Space Bedtime Race • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Snoring Beauty • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Rodzilla • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery from History • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat History's Strangest Cures • AKJ Education $8.10 1 $8.10
Cowboy Christmas • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
A Butterfly Is Patient • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bad Boys • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Piggie Pie! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Groundhog Gets a Say • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Perfect Pet • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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