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Mrs. Brock from Hillsboro OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to Write

My students need informational and narrative books as mentor texts in the writing process.

  • $243 goal

This project expired on October 10, 2018.

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My Students

My students come from a wide range of cultural and economical structures. My classroom is a blended community of bilingual students, low income, and middle class families, students with special needs, and students who are TAG. This makes differentiation crucial to their learning experience and also brings a multitude of lenses to our lessons.

My students love hands-on learning experiences where they get to apply what they've learned in class and make it relevant to their world around them.

They aren't afraid to ask questions and take risks because they know our classroom is a safe place to do so.

My Project

I am asking for a variety of informational and narrative books in order to help my students during the writing process.

Mentor texts are important in helping students to see models of the writing styles we are learning to write as we write them.

I have listed a variety of classic narratives like Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco and various science books such as the National Geographic for Kids collection that I feel my students' writing would benefit greatly from.

My goal is to give my students access to exemplary books that model both crafts (informational and narrative) so that they may create their own unique pieces while staying true to the craft.

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
How to Teach a Slug to Read • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
A Moment In Time • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Hippos Are Huge! (Read and Wonder) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Shortcut • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Bicycle Book • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38
The Honey Makers • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
What the Moon is Like (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Keeping Quilt • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86
What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
National Geographic Kids Readers: Animal Homes (Pre-reader) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
National Geographic Readers: Plants (Level 1 Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What If You Had Animal Eyes? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What If You Had Animal Feet? • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon Business $3.36 1 $3.36
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Bears • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Skyscrapers (Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Amazing Animal Journeys • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
National Geographic Readers: Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

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