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  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Dean
Grades PreK-2
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Pop Open A Mentor Text

My students need 40 high quality mentor texts that guide them to become lifelong readers and writers.

My Students

What is the best way for kids to learn strategies to become readers and writers? By using high quality books that serve as mentor texts! They support the mini-lesson being taught in the classroom and help students generalize their learning to other books or their own writing.

My students are a wonderful group of first grade students who are developing a love of reading.

Everyday my class loves reading and being read to! They are practicing using strategies to decode tricky words and ways to read with an active mind. They are learning strategies to be lifelong readers and I frequently hear, "But can't we read for just five more minutes!"

My Project

These books will be mentor texts for first grade students. I will be reading these books during our reading and writing workshop mini-lessons to model things that readers do (such as: retelling, strategies for decoding words, rereading for a smooth voice, attending to punctuation, noticing patterns, going back and rereading, checking for understanding and character study). These books can also be displayed in our classroom library for students to practice using the skills that have been modeled independently.

Providing high quality mentor texts to our classroom will greatly impact the young readers learning.

Students will learn important reading and writing concepts and generalize their learning to other books and their own writing.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tacky the Penguin • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Mr Putter & Tabby Catch The Cold • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Mr. Putter and Tabby Clear the Decks • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Shortcut • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Mr. Putter And Tabby Feed The Fish • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Mr. Putter & Tabby Make Wish • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Olivia • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Olivia And Her Ducklings • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Olivia And The Babies • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Olivia and the Rain Dance • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Olivia and the Rain Dance • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Olivia and the School Carnival • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Olivia and the Snow Day • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Recess Queen Alexis O''Neill, Alexis O''Neil, Laura Huliska-Be • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Odd Velvet Mary Whitcomb, Tara Calahan King (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Ella the Elegant Elephant • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Jamaica And Brianna • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher Juanita Havill, Anne Sibl • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Jamaica Tagalong • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Old Henry Joan W. Blos, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Owl Moon • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Oliver Button Is A Sissy • AKJ Books $5.18 1 $5.18
Little Red Hen Paul Galdone, Paul Galdone (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $11.10 1 $11.10
Little Red Hen Gets Help • AKJ Books $2.92 1 $2.92
Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza Philemon Sturges, Amy Walrod (A • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
The Three Billy Goats Gruff Retold by Mary Finch, Roberta Ar • AKJ Books $8.99 1 $8.99
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Bill Martin Jr., E • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
I Went Walking Sue Williams, Julie Vivas (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Mrs. Wishy-Washy''s Farm • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Mr. Wishy-Washy Joy Cowley, Elizabeth Fuller (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Koala Lou • AKJ Books $5.18 1 $5.18
Quiet Place Douglas Wood, Dan Andreasen (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Wild About Books Judy Sierra, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
Beatrice Doesn''t Want to Laura Numeroff, Lynn Munsinger (Ill • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Do Like Kyla • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Joshua by the Sea • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Bigmama''s • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Night at the Fair • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Ten Black Dots • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91

Materials cost

$246.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$285.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.36

Total project goal

$335.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$335.73

4 Donors

-$268.00

Donations toward project cost

-$230.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$64.55

Match offers toward project cost

-$54.87

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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