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Mrs. Matteson from Irvine CA is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Write On!

Help me give my students an Up the Ladder boxed set for the gift of a wonderful foundational writing program!

  • $199 goal

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My Students

Our classroom is comprised of a very diverse group of students who come from a variety of backgrounds, countries, and cultures. Students in our grade level range from English language learners, students with special learning needs, behavioral needs, and high achievers. Because of the unique demographic in our classrooms, we seek out learning experiences that engage our students in multiple intelligences.

The students in our classroom need to have valuable real world experiences that provide them with strong background knowledge, cultural perspectives, and the opportunity to be hands on.

These experiences will help to cultivate their love for learning as well as give them essential tools, skills and background they need to be successful in today’s world.

My Project

Up the Ladder is a great writing program that is comprehensive for students in 3-6 grades and teaches students strong foundational writing skills using mini-lessons and small writing pieces. Currently, I use a patchwork of resources to help my students achieve their grade level standards in writing.

With this writing program, my students can develop strong foundational skills by building off their previous knowledge and preparing them for long, more rigorous writing in 6th grade and beyond.

My hope is that by implementing a consistent program and materials throughout the year, my students will learn to love writing and become more confident in their English language arts skills.

Mrs. Matteson
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Up the Ladder • Heinemann $95.00 1 $95.00
Craft Lessons Second Edition: Teaching Writing K-8 • Amazon Business $22.17 1 $22.17

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