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Ms. B. from New York NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Help for NYC Teens Part 1

The cost of the Motion 2 Graphics Application from Apple is $402, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $402 goal

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I have been teaching in an urban school district for four years now, and I've learned the sad fact that teenagers don't understand grammar, and this lack of understanding hinders their ability to write clearly. Teenagers who do not speak Standard English in their home have a particularly difficult time writing in Standard English. I have also discovered that direct grammar instruction drastically improves these students' syntax. (Note this article by Stanley Fish: http://www.todroberts.com/USF/nytimes_devoid-of-content.htm.) Sadly, again, I have found very few grammar materials targeted at teens. Therefore, I want to make my own materials with my students. I want to work with my students to make a series of 3-5 minute animated videos that teach teenagers about grammar. The videos will have three main characters who appear in each episode. The characters will embed the grammar concept in a simple and funny narrative that lasts between 2-3 minutes. Then, the characters will lead a sing-along in which the chorus directly teaches the concept. The animation will be simple and the dialogue and song will be self-consciously corny. The first video is in the works: the Verb. I need help from you to purchase the animation software we will need to complete our first video and to carry on making more grammar videos.

Ms. B.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Motion 2 Graphics Application • Apple.com $299.00 1 $299.00

Materials cost

$299.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$329.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.22

Total project goal

$401.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$401.22

1 Donor

-$401.22

Donations toward project cost

-$355.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.08

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$0.00

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