Flipp for Teachers Grant Recipient - " I am a Writer!" Using Mentor Texts to Engage Students in Writing

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  • My Class Needs Mentor Texts and Writing Materials to Meet Our Grade Two Writing Outcomes

    Flipp for Teachers Grant Recipient - " I am a Writer!"  Using Mentor Texts to Engage Students in Writing Classroom Project at MacNeill Elementary School
    Launched November 2nd, 2017 Project Deadline December 2nd, 2017
    Classroom Size 24 Students School Size 419 Students

    My Students

    My students are active six and seven year olds who love to read and write! I make time to read to them out loud each day, however, the challenge I face in teaching them to meet their writing goals, is that I often spend too much time and energy finding excellent mentor texts that we can use as models of high quality writing. I would like to build my own library of high quality mentor texts, to motivate them to meet their writing goals, while having fun listening to and learning about literacy!

    How will this project impact them?

    I teach 24 talented, energetic Grade 2 students at MacNeill School in Regina, Saskatchewan. From the very beginning of the year, I was excited about their passion for literacy. I believe that supporting literacy is the key to student self-esteem and success. I also believe that when students feel successful in the classroom, they are motivated to do better in all subject areas. I would like to help my students achieve their literacy goals by using high quality writing materials and the very best mentor texts as models. My short term goal would be to increase my students' motivation to write, write, write in all subject areas and in their free time. My long term goal would be to motivate them to be lifelong writers. (The more you write the better you get!) And a school wide positive effect will be to create a library of high quality mentor texts that my colleagues can also access.

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    The Unstoppable Writing Teacher: Real Strategies for the Real Classroom Paperback – May 14 2015

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    Provincial and Federal Taxes $99.44
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $17.08
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,156.53
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $156.32
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,312.85
    4 donors -$1,359.94
    Still needed $0.00

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation: An optional donation to support MyClassNeeds which is calculated at 15% of the project’s price tag. The optional contribution supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. To do that we need a world- class website supported by strong business systems and processes that improve over time.


    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

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by Mrs. Johnson

I am a mom, wife and teacher in Regina, Saskatchewan. I earned my Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina in 1993 and completed my Special Education Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016. I have two teenage daughters, a very helpful husband and a lovingl...

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