Patterns of Wonder and Patterns of Power Book Sets
School: Jack Harvey Elementary
This cash grant would allow me to have access to the mentor texts necessary to teach the lessons from Patterns of Wonder and Patterns of Power. These lessons teach students to notice important understandings about writing as they relate to composing language and creating meaning through illustrations and words. The books, also referred to as mentor text, are essential in teaching each lesson as it is the main focus in drawing the students attention to these skills and concepts as they appear in real books written by real authors and illustrators. It is a proven and powerful way to teach the conventions of language and writing. As a literacy coach in my building, I plan to purchase book sets to be shared with teachers in kindergarten through fifth grade. Therefore, the impact of the cash grant would reach far and wide if I were awarded this amazing opportunity. Thank you for your consideration.