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Ms. Jenness from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books to Inspire Great Young Writers!

Help me give my students relatable, vibrant, and varied texts that will allow them to see themselves in stories and will inspire them to develop their voices as writers.

  • $357 goal

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My Students

My third grade students are eager to share their voices and their unique points of view. We write together every day, and make goals for ourselves as writers. My students are so excited to share their writing, that sometimes they bring it to me even after they move up to the next grade!

My bright and enthusiastic students come from many backgrounds, and they enjoy learning about each other and telling their stories.

As much as my students love to share, they don't always see themselves as writers at first. It is so exciting to see students inspired to develop and strengthen their creative voices as the year goes on.

My Project

Great writing inspires great writers. With these inspirational mentor texts, students will be able to learn about what great writers do, and to use these skills in their own work. Mentor texts are a fun and engaging way to introduce new skills. Chapter books that reflect the lives of children with diverse points of view help inspire children to share their stories as well.

In our daily workshop, we focus on one or two things in our writing to develop.

These books will be used to create a shared experience, a shared reference point for discussing our writing. Students will then practice adding these techniques to their own writing, experimenting with different approaches, and conferring with other writers in the class for feedback. This way they will be able to see themselves as writers and to build confidence and skill.

Ms. Jenness
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
William's Doll • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public Television Storytime Books ( LIBRARY BINDING (HARDCOVER)) (Public Television Storytime Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Rimshots: Basketball Pix, Rolls, and Rhythms (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.41 2 $14.82
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Book Uncle and Me • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Fantastic Mr. Fox • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Roller Coaster • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
What You Know First (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07
Hello Ocean/Hola mar (Charlesbridge Bilingual Books) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
The Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wild Wings • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nikki and Deja: Nikki and Deja, Book One (1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lulu and the Duck in the Park • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Julian's Glorious Summer (A Stepping Stone Book) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Buried Bones Mystery (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) (Bobby Vs Girls) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Gloria Rising (Julian's World) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Donavan's Word Jar (Trophy Chapter Book) • Amazon Business $3.21 1 $3.21

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