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Mrs. Peterman from Jacksonville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture This! Mentor Texts For Extraordinary Writers

Help me give my students great mentor text to help become extraordinary writers!

  • $536 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds. As a teacher in a low-income area, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom.

Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide my students with genuine learning opportunities.

My students love to read and I would love to be able give them the opportunity to experience these high interested texts. My students are always wanting to read new books and I would love be able to give them this opportunity.

My Project

My students are diverse learners with a wide range of interests and learning styles. One thing they all love to do is read and listen to picture books! I will use these books to model how writers put thoughts and ideas together to organize their writing. We will publish our own narrative, opinion, and informational books and students will have the opportunity to share their book with their reading buddies.

Theses picture books will get the creative juices flowing and promote friendship, learning from our mistakes, independence, trying new things and will increase the love of reading and writing.

The books in my project have been carefully selected for their multipurpose abilities. They are engaging, full of rich text and vivid illustrations that will help model writer's craft. These picture books will be integrated into reading and writing. I have also requested pocket folders for each of my students to keep and organize their writing. Writing is a process and many students will have more then one piece of writing going at any given time. I truly appreciate your support for writing and the use of picture books to model writing in the classroom.

Mrs. Peterman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Purple Paper 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, 50 Pack, by Better Office Products, Matte Texture, Letter Size Paper Folders, 50 Pack, with 3 Metal Prong Fastener Clips, Purple • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy] • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Chester's Masterpiece • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Battle Bunny • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
How I Became a Pirate • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
Max's Words • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Pirates Don't Change Diapers • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
My Dirty Dog: My Informative Essay (The Read and Write Series) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Crazy Dog: My Narrative Essay (The Read and Write Series Book 3) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay (Read and Write) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay (The Read and Write Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ish • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
A Pizza the Size of the Sun • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The New Kid on the Block • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Amazing Grace (Grace-picture Books) • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
In a Pickle: And Other Funny Idioms • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Author: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
No Dogs Allowed! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Sun Is My Favorite Star • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Even More Parts • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Elbert's Bad Word • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dory Story • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Three Hens and a Peacock • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
More Parts (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Little Red Writing • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Fig Pudding • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Into the Sea • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Quick As a Cricket (Child's Play Library) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Worrywarts • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
White Socks Only (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Dogzilla (digest) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
It's Raining Pigs & Noodles • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
It's Disgusting and We Ate It! True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
Kat Kong • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Something Big Has Been Here • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
The Paper Bag Princess • Amazon Business $1.99 1 $1.99

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