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Ms. Blaine from Kirksville MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Write

Help me give my students these mentor texts so they will strive to be the best authors they can possibly be!

  • $559 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a small, rural community. Our school is K-2 building where 76% of the students receive free or reduced price lunch. Despite any challenges my kiddos face, each and every one of them strive to be the best second-grader they can be each day. Our district's resources are very limited to textbook purchases; therefore not much is left to be spent extra support in the classroom.

Having a mentor text in hand as we create our own stories is a huge benefit!

My students not only need support from me as their teacher but could benefit from mentor texts as they begin writing their own stories. Authors sometimes get their ideas from other authors. These texts will allow my students to see how other authors write and tell their stories.

My Project

Having these mentor texts will help my students be able to take their writing to the next level. They will be able to read each story and have a true discussion about the story and the author's craft. The students will be able to draw from these books and learn how other authors put together the beginning, middle, and the end of a story.

These mentor texts will help my students develop into more fluent writers.

Not only will these book help to develop their writing skills but will also support their reading abilities. These books will help my students with both reading and writing!

This project will also help me as a teacher broaden my resources and help my students become lifelong readers and writers. These skills will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Ms. Blaine
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Best Story • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
I Wanna New Room • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Officer Buckle & Gloria • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Thank You, Mr. Falker • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Amazing Grace 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Bad Seed • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Name Is Sangoel • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Rescue and Jessica • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Horton Hatches the Egg • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Bike Like Sergio's • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Dot • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Benny and Penny in Lights Out! TOON Level 2 • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Patrick in A Teddy Bear's Picnic and Other Stories (TOON Level 2) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
The Shark King (TOON Level 3) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Benny and Penny in the Toy Breaker TOON Level 2 • AKJ Education $7.50 1 $7.50
Investigating Matter • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Joe-Joe the Wizard Brews Up Solids, Liquids, and Gases • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! TOON Level 2 • AKJ Education $7.00 1 $7.00
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Arctic Habitat • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
A Desert Habitat • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
A Forest Habitat • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
A Rainforest Habitat • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
A Grassland Habitat • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Water Habitats • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Maya Makes a Mess: TOON Level 2 • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Grasslands • AKJ Education $6.05 1 $6.05
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Goal! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Step into the Desert • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Deserts • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bigmamas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Day's Work • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Julius, the Baby of the World • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mirette on the High Wire • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Change It! Solids, Liquids, Gases And You • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Should We Have Pets? A Persuasive Text • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
A Bad Case of Stripes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons TOON Level 1 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Little Mouse Gets Ready TOON Level 1 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Benny and Penny in the Toy Breaker TOON Level 2 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Benny and Penny in Just Pretend TOON Level 2 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My Lucky Day • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Susan B. Anthony Fighter for Women's Rights • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Solids, Liquids, And Gases • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61

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