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  • $474 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Write On!

My students need 2 copies each of 13 great picture books, such as "Diary of a Worm" and "Meanwhile Back At The Ranch".

When I announce to my fourth grade students that it's time to work on a writing assignment, I'm met with a chorus of moans and groans. Tell the same students that it's time to read a story aloud, and I have their undivided attention! This year my school district has taken on the challenge of getting more students interested and engaged in writing. Getting my students to produce quality writing is often a challenge. Since writing is not a fun topic for most students, I'm always on the look out for new and interesting ways to support the writing process. High interest picture books do just that. A classroom set of a variety of Six Trait themed picture books would allow my students to experience a wide variety of writing styles and techniques that would help them become better writers. With these books, I can emphasize a specific writing trait that my students are working on and show them how professional writers use it in their own writing. Since many of my students do not have access to many books at home, a wide variety of exceptional literature would also help them to experience the richness of written expression in many different forms. Your help on this project will allow me to open the eyes of my students to the wonders of the written word.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Moon Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub Audrey Wood, Don Wood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.60 2 $27.20
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator), John L. Steptoe (Illustrator), Clarita Kohen (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18
Armadillo from Amarillo Lynne Cherry, Lynne Cherry (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 2 $12.60
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.56 2 $25.12
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Other Stories and Poems Judith Viorst, Judith Viorst (Illustrator), Ray Cruz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 2 $27.12
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Chris Van Allsburg, Harris Burdick • Barnes and Noble $15.16 2 $30.32
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch Trinka Hakes Noble, Tony Ross (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Diary of a Worm Doreen Cronin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18
No, David! Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18
Punctuation Takes a Vacation Robin Pulver, Lynn Rowe Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 2 $12.50
Important Book Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 2 $30.58
Thank You, Mr. Falker Patricia Polacco, Patricia Lee Gauch (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18

Materials cost

$313.92

Vendor shipping charges

$31.39

State sales tax

$17.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$388.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.17

Total project goal

$473.17

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.17

14 Donors

-$456.47

Donations toward project cost

-$388.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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