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Mrs. Stegall from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Poetry Reading = Poetry Writing

My students need poetry mentor texts to help them better understand how to write their own.

  • $334 goal

This project expired on December 18, 2018.

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My Students

I am a teacher of 5th grade self-contained gifted and talented students in the largest inner-city school district in Ohio. My students are part of our district's academically gifted and talented program. My classroom is diverse with students coming from all parts of the district.

Students learn best when instruction and learning match their learning style.

My students love technology and crave for anything that expands their knowledge. Opportunities for collaboration and hands-on learning provide my students with real-world skills.

My Project

This summer I read 'The Write Thing' by Kwame Alexander and I would like to provide necessary resources for my students to not only appreciate poetry, but to also write their own. Throughout the year I would like my students to immerse themselves in poetry in many different ways and forms. Our library of poetry books will provide poetry collections, anthologies, picture book poems, and verse novels. I want my students to be able to find themselves in the poems by reading different types of poetry from poets from different times, races, and cultures. The mentor texts will be a great way to jumpstart their exposure to poetry in multiple forms and it will help ignite their own creativity.

Poetry can provide an outlet for students to express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings.

I would like to provide materials for my students to not only write their own poetry, but also to publish. The fun markers and pens will entice my students to not only create poetry, but to also illustrate and make it the work of art that it is!

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children • Amazon Business $16.93 1 $16.93
Crayola 50ct Washable Super Tips Markers 50 Color Variety • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes: A Classic Collection of Poems by a Master of American Verse (Vintage Classics) • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
Poetry for Kids: Robert Frost • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Rhyme Schemer • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Planet Middle School • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Selected Poems • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold (Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
The Way a Door Closes • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
A Maze Me: Poems for Girls • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Poetry for Young People: African American Poetry • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
24 Fineliner Color Pens Set, Taotree Fine Line Colored Sketch Writing Drawing Pens for Bullet Journal Planner Note Taking and Coloring Book, Porous Fine Point Pens Markers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Honey, I Love • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61

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