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Ms. Delaney from Portland OR is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Books Are Perfect

My students need rich mentor texts to teach key reading and literacy skills.

  • $311 goal

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My Students

We have a wide range of students in our building, all who are willing to learn! Our students come from the surrounding area, with an ever changing population. In addition, we are beginning a new literacy curriculum that is balanced and equitable for all learners. With the new curriculum comes new needs.

We need literacy time to be engaging and rich for all learners.

Reading and literacy are critical skills in second grade, as they are reading independently. Second grade is often one of their last chances to learn to read, before students read to learn.

My Project

Students need rich mentor texts to demonstrate key literacy skills. When students are engaged, their learning increases. I want students to be excited about reading and one way to do that is by reading highly engaging texts. Mentor texts are used to teach theme, plot, characters, fact and opinion, asking and answering questions, connections, retell, etc.

Using mentor texts, I can demonstrate key skills and interact with the class as we read.

We can revisit the book throughout the week to practice the key skills. The goal is for students to transfer these skills into their own reading and writing.

Ms. Delaney
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hoot and Peep • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Real Cowboys • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Good Boy, Fergus! • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
If Your Monster Won't Go To Bed • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
How to Survive as a Shark • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
How to Survive as a Firefly • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Rot, the Cutest in the World! • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Naughty Mabel • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Crankenstein • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Dark (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Bedhead • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Farmer Duck • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Dear Mr. Blueberry (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

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