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  • $510 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Cox
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reader's Workshop Mentor Texts

My students need to see what great readers write. These mentor tests will teach students to be great readers and writers!

My Students

Students begin each day with listening to an inspiring book. This book takes us on our journey to be a better writer and reader. Our class needs high level picture books to serve as examples as we learn to be good readers and writers.

My students are multicultural.

We are a suburban school with sixty percent poverty. They are hard workers and we have excellent attendance! We are a Leader In Me school. We practice Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Students are leaders in amazing ways. We have buddy classrooms so that older students can encourage younger learners. Every student has a leadership role in the building. We are truly "student led".

My Project

These mentor texts will be on display for my students to use whenever they need examples of great writing. I will also be using them in our daily reader's and writer's workshops. Students will learn to model their writing after these authors. They will raise the bar on reading and writing.

My students are not able to travel past their close community.

These stories will take their imaginations to different places cultures and times. They will be able to write about deeper topics than just their daily lives.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dream Weaver • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories • Amazon Business $15.54 1 $15.54
Zathura • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Sweetest Fig • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
The Widow's Broom • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
The Wretched Stone • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
All the Places to Love • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Twilight Comes Twice • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
The Stranger • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
Through My Eyes • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Baseball, Snakes, and Summer Squash: Poems About Growing Up • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Home Place • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Babushka's Doll • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
All the Small Poems and Fourteen More • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mrs. Katz and Tush (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wild Child • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Wednesday Surprise • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chicken Sunday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Charlie Anderson • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I'm in Charge of Celebrations (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Just a Dream • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
Honey, I Love • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fig Pudding • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bull Run • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Puddles • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Van Gogh Cafe • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Going Home (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fables • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Julius, the Baby of the World • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18
The Devil's Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Fly Away Home • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Hey World, Here I Am! (Harper Trophy Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Fireflies • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $4.83 1 $4.83

Materials cost

$397.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$433.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.45

Total project goal

$509.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$509.64

1 Donor

-$10.00

Donations toward project cost

-$8.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$499.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$424.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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