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Ms. Bradshaw from Racine WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Publishing Poets

My students need a variety of poetry books, like "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and " Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face and Other Poems, " plus publishing supplies to guide them into little poets with their own published poetry books.

  • $422 goal

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My Students

Imagine walking into a room with a classroom full of students proudly showcasing their published poetry books. In order to accomplish this, my students need quality mentor texts and interactive read alouds for inspiration and materials to publish their poetry.

My 4th graders attend an urban school in Wisconsin.

Despite their various backgrounds and low socioeconomic status (approximately 95% receive free or reduced lunch), they work together to create a community in the classroom. My students take tremendous pride in their work when they know others will be viewing it.

My Project

My students will begin this poetry unit by listening to poetry and realistic fiction books that have been carefully selected to show a variety of poetic forms. Various topics are included to invoke feelings and emotions from my students while I read to them. Additionally, during this unit, students will spend time reading poetry independently to find poems that have meaning to them. After students have a deeper understanding of poetry, students will begin crafting their own poems, with the final goal of publishing their favorite pieces in their own personal poetry books.

With your generous donations, my students will be exposed to many great poets such as Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky and will even get the opportunity to publish their own poetic writings in a book!

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Ms. Bradshaw
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wausau 67lb. Exact Vellum Bristol Card Stock White • $11.24 5 $56.20
Another Jar of Tiny Stars Bernice E. Cullinan (Editor), Debo • AKJ Books $17.96 1 $17.96
Wham! It&apos • AKJ Books $8.96 2 $17.92
A Light in the Attic: 20th Anniversary Edition with CD Shel • AKJ Books $16.78 1 $16.78
Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face and Other Poems Jack Prelu • AKJ Books $16.78 1 $16.78
Where the Sidewalk Ends • AKJ Books $16.78 1 $16.78
Plastic Comb Bindings, Black, 1/2" • $16.19 1 $16.19
Place My Words Are Looking for: What Poets Say About and Thr • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
My Teacher Likes to Say Denise Brennan-Nelson, Jane Monroe D • AKJ Books $14.36 1 $14.36
It''s Raining Pigs & Noodles Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Raining Cats and Dogs: A Collection of Irresistible Idioms a • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Other Side, The • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Twilight Comes Twice • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Songs of Myself: An Anthology of Poems and Art Georgia Heard • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Dream Keeper and Other Poems • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices Paul Fleischman, Ken Nutt • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
Joyful Noise : Poems for Two Voices-b/o til mid June 2013 • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
All the Small Poems and Fourteen More • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Seeing the Blue Between: Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Laughing Tomatoes (Jitomates Risuenos): And Other Spring Poe • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Under The Quilt Of Night • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Fly Away Home • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Coop • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

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