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Ms. DressGunter from Phenix City AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh Say Can You Rhyme? It's Poetry Time!

My students need materials, such as poetry books, 30 poetry journals, poetry frames and a Easi-Speak recorder to explore the world of poetry.

  • $389 goal

This project expired on August 2, 2013.

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My Students

Poetry is an art form found in many cultures. Students are often taught poem writing in later grades but need the foundation early.

My students are a vibrant group of first graders.

They enjoy listening to and reading poems. I want to help them explore the various forms of poetry while creating their own original poems. Each child is a capable writer that can create wonderful pieces. Through the exploration of poetry they will increase their abilities.

My Project

The resources that I requested will help me to instruct the students while engaging them. The poetry books will allow them to hear what published poems sound like. The teacher materials will allow me to better understand the best techniques to teach my students to become poets. The poetry frames book will allow practice and success in poetry writing.

Poetry has a profound effect on everyone.

Who doesn't remember Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost? First grade students are the perfect audience and in turn, the perfect writers of poetry. They are ready and eager to listen to silly poems, rhyming poems and even such works by Mr. Frost. They are excited to write their own poems. These materials will allow me to lay the perfect foundation for their poetry!

Ms. DressGunter
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE371 - Poetry Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 3 $98.97
Easi-Speaktm USB Recorder • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
The Poet and The Professor: Poems for Building Reading Skills Level 1 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Evan-moor - Read & Understand Poetry Gr 2-3 • Teachers' School Supply $17.99 1 $17.99
Houghton Mifflin - A Pocketful Of Poems April Is National Poetry Month • Teachers' School Supply $16.00 1 $16.00
Evan-moor - Writing Poetry With Children Gr 1-6 • Teachers' School Supply $15.99 1 $15.99
Graphic Organizers For Teaching Poetry Writing • Teachers' School Supply $14.99 1 $14.99
Kids Poems: Ist Grade • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 1 $12.71
Week By Week Poetry Frames • Teachers' School Supply $11.99 1 $11.99
Didax - Poetry Writing For The Early Grs • Teachers' School Supply $8.95 1 $8.95
A Kick in the Head (Paperback) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.49 1 $8.49
Pieces: A Year in Poems & Quilts - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.00 1 $5.00

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