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  • $197 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. W.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help My Students Solve a Mystery While Learning to Read for Clues

The cost of an Usborne Puzzle Adventure Kit from Barnes & Noble is $197, 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>.

I would like to purchase a class set of Usborne mystery kits, so that my students can get a hands-on experience while learning to read. Many of my students are hands-on learners, something that doesn't necessarily adapt itself very well to English class. However, these mystery kits provide students with the opportunity to interact with their reading materials. As students solve the mystery, they learn to read the text closely for clues, and they solve several puzzles that incorporate skills from Social Studies and Math classes. I teach seventh grade English Language Arts, and just over half of my students receive free or reduced lunch services. Many of my students come to school without a love of reading, so I would like to use these kits to hook their interest in this subject. Each year, I have approximately 80 students, and these kits would provide an activity that I could use year after year with my new students.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Usborne Puzzle Adventure Kit: The Murder Map Mystery • Barnes & Noble $8.95 15 $134.25

Materials cost

$134.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$160.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.33

Total project goal

$196.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$196.26

2 Donors

-$169.04

Donations toward project cost

-$160.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.22

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$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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