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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.
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