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  • $505 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Evans
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Opening Doors to the America Dream with Mentor Texts

My students need 53 mentor text titles including "Poppleton" and "Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus" that accompany the new district philosophies of Balanced Literacy and Reading and Writing Workshop.

My Students

Nothing causing more frustration and disengagement than lessons without the right materials. Our students can't afford to be bored with reading!

My students come from primarily low-income neighborhoods where books are scarce and families to read with are often absent and unavailable.

These intelligent students crave the friendships and worlds of books but need the skills and strategies to access these magical places.

My Project

These book selections guide engaging lessons putting students on track towards mastery in literacy and fun in reading. Many of these books are culturally responsive stories in which students will identify with the characters in ways they previously have not in more traditional educational materials.

With these books, I can teach with authority the skills and strategies as a part of our district's new curriculum.

Reading is foundational to opening doors for all students to access the American Dream, and these mentor texts are the keystone to achieving second grade reading mastery and beyond!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ira Sleeps Over • Amazon $15.29 1 $15.29
Starting Life: Ladybug • Amazon $15.25 1 $15.25
Come On, Rain • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon $12.52 1 $12.52
Cinderella • Amazon $12.31 1 $12.31
The Leaving Morning (Theme 5: Home Sweet Home) • Amazon $11.30 1 $11.30
I'm a Scientist: Kitchen • Amazon $11.10 1 $11.10
The Sleeping Beauty (Everyman's Library Children's Classics) • Amazon $10.77 1 $10.77
Get to Know Wedges (Get to Know Simple Machines) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
I Love My New Toy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (Elephant & Piggie Books) • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
The Ghost-Eye Tree (Owlet Book) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Little Red Riding Hood • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Spiders • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Move It!: Motion, Forces and You (Primary Physical Science) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Too Many Tamales • Amazon $7.04 1 $7.04
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! (Everything Kids Series) • Amazon $6.66 1 $6.66
Big Al • Amazon $6.56 1 $6.56
Poppleton • Amazon $3.26 2 $6.52
Koala Lou • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Oliver Button Is a Sissy • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Bippity Bop Barbershop • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
I Love My Hair! • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Peter's Chair (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Surprising Sharks: Read and Wonder • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Prince Cinders • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Cinder Edna • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Jamaica's Find (Reading Rainbow) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
George and Martha • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Shortcut • Amazon $6.16 1 $6.16
I'm a Scientist: Water Fun • Amazon $5.97 1 $5.97
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry... (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Do Like Kyla (Orchard Paperbacks) • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Gravity Is a Mystery (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.56 1 $5.56
Forces Make Things Move (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Judy Moody (Book #1) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Mercy Watson to the Rescue • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Fireflies (Reading Rainbow) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Rex and Lilly Schooltime (A Dino Easy Reader) • Amazon $4.59 1 $4.59
Check, Please! (Frankly, Frannie) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, No. 1) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Earthworms (Minibeasts) • Amazon $4.04 1 $4.04
Learning About the Way Things Move • Amazon $4.00 1 $4.00
Nate the Great • Amazon $3.68 1 $3.68
Why Do Dogs Bark? (Penguin Young Readers, L3) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Pinky & Rex (Ready-To-Read, Level 3) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Horrible Harry in Room 2B • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (DK READERS) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Little Bear (An I Can Read Book) • Amazon $3.56 1 $3.56
The Meanest Thing To Say: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 (Oprah's Book Club) • Amazon $3.26 1 $3.26

Materials cost

$364.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$428.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.65

Total project goal

$504.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$504.35

11 Donors

-$289.94

Donations toward project cost

-$250.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.74

match offer

-$210.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$178.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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