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  • $137 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. W.
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Highlight on Writing

The cost of 15 packages of highlighters from Quill Corporation is $137, 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>.

Students are encouraged to write effective compositions, but they all face the challenge of providing adequate details and elaboration. The purpose of this project is to colorfully show students the power of supporting their ideas by having them highlight in color the important components of their papers as part of the editing process. Students will use colored highlighters to identify their thesis sentence, topic sentences and support for their ideas. Each of these elements will be coded with a different-colored highlighter. Once students have self-edited with this process, we will examine these elements and determine where to revise and improve the content of their papers. The magic of colored highlighters will speak more fluently than a teacher's red pen. I teach 115 students in academic and Advanced Placement English in an urban high school. Students would need three different colored highlighters to complete this task. The highlighters would be kept in the room and re-used on each writing assignment in all classes. I would like students to have this kinesthetic/spatial experience of working with text because I think it would help many of them see how they can improve the details of their writing. It also would add some fun and color to the editing process.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAJOR ACCENT HIGHLIGHTERS -- Sanford Major Accent Highlighters; Yellow • Quill Corporation $5.93 5 $29.65
MAJOR ACCENT HIGHLIGHTER -- Sanford Major Accent Highlighters; Turquoise • Quill Corporation $5.93 5 $29.65
MAJOR ACCENT HGHLIGHTERS -- Sanford Major Accent Highlighters; Pink • Quill Corporation $5.93 5 $29.65

Materials cost

$88.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$111.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.58

Total project goal

$136.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$136.54

4 Donors

-$136.54

Donations toward project cost

-$125.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 115 students.

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