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Mrs. Setterlund from Worcester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Put Poetry In Our Classroom

My students need poetry and figurative language support that engages them.

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Words cannot describe how excited I am to have my first classroom! Due to the fact this is my first year teaching, I am trying to grow and expand my resources! In addition, our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with 100% of students receiving free breakfast and lunch.

My school is also one of the most ethnically diverse schools in the city, where students speak a multitude of languages.

As diverse as our students are economically and culturally, they are diverse in their academics. Every day, I make sure to welcome my students with a smile on my face and, in return, they exchange a smile back, ready to learn and succeed. Despite many hardships my students may face, they are eager and put in their best effort. They know that our classroom is never about a perfect outcome; it is instead about the risks and effort put forth. My students certainly deserve a successful and engaging classroom, where they can become lifelong learners.

My Project

Dear Donors, our fourth-grade classroom is hoping to incorporate poetry and figurative language into our room. We are hoping for lessons which engage students and help them with parts of poetry including simile metaphor and much more. We are also hoping to include dramas so that our fourth-graders can do a comparison of poems using dramas within our classroom. Poetry is a huge part of the Curriculum and we are hoping to have his materials before we have our assessment test for the state. Figurative language is also a massive part of poetry and through activities and read-alouds, such as specifics texts, we can learn all about figurative language and close reading. My students will be able to complete partner work through kits. In addition, I am hoping for texts which will assist in generating writers within our classroom. Read aloud books will also assist in teaching students figurative language, poetry, and writing. I am hoping for readers theatre and freedom riders to link poetry and drama together. Thank you so much in advance for your support and reading our message.

Mrs. Setterlund
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF479 - Fluency & Comprehension Partner Scripts - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF564 - Read with a Pen! Close Reading Kit - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE447 - Author’s Craft Figurative Language Comprehension Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Super Duper Granny's Candies Set 2 Vocabulary and Figurative Language Card Game and Book • $29.74 1 $29.74
The Poet and the Professor: Poems for Building Reading Skills: Level 4 • $26.85 1 $26.85
Shell Education The Poet and the Professor Poems for Building Reading Skills Book, Grade 4 • $25.49 1 $25.49
Fostering Writing in Today's Classroom • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Getting to the Core of Writing, Level 4 Essential Lessons for Every Fourth Grade Student • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
LC448 - Can Do! Figurative Language Game - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Scaffolding Young Writers A Writer's Workshop Approach • AKJ Education $19.00 1 $19.00
Readers' Theater, Grade 4 (Enhanced eBook) • AKJ Education $18.99 1 $18.99
Forget-Me-Nots Poems to Learn by Heart • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core State Standards • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Two Bad Ants • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Eureka Bulletin Board Set, Figurative Language • $13.59 1 $13.59
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Pizza the Size of the Sun Poems • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Misfitz: A Book Of Poems • $11.89 1 $11.89
Go Figure! Exploring Figurative Language, Levels 2-4 • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Weekly Writing Lessons: Grades 3-4 (eBook) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Edupress Figurative Language Reading Comprehension Book, Red Level • $9.34 1 $9.34
Greek Myth Plays • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Figurative Language in a Jar Metaphor, Simile, & Idiom, Learning Cards • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
It's Raining Pigs & Noodles • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Carson-Dellosa You-Nique Figurative Language Grades 3-5 Mini Bulletin Board Set (110323) • $7.13 1 $7.13
Carson-Dellosa Bulletin Board Set, Figurative Language • $6.79 1 $6.79
Eric Carle's Animals Animals • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Civil Rights Freedom Riders • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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