Encouraging Confident Writers and Lifelong Readers
School: Burr Elementary School
I am asking for a classroom grant to purchase materials to support my reading and writing curriculum. I am trying to create a more enriching writing curriculum in my classroom with supplemental materials. I want my students to have access to mentor texts as a model for good essays for a variety of genres. Mentor texts model craft and structure, authorís voice and purpose as well as inspiring students to generate ideas. The Ramped-Up Read Aloud by Maria Walther provides research-based recommendations for mentor texts for a variety of writing units as well as lessons which target general language arts standards. Mentor texts that would best support my Narrative Writing Unit include Blizzard, The Branch, and King of the Sky. My Opinion (Persuasive) Writing Unit would be best supported by the picture books; The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea, Whatís Your Favorite Color, and One Word From Sophia.