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Mrs. S. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Word Wizards

The cost of several Merriam-Webster pocket Thesaurus, Illustrated Word Smart, Vocabulary Builder and Pacon Kaleidoscope Tag Sentence Strip is $693, 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>.

  • $693 goal

This project expired on June 9, 2007.

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My seventh graders are wild about writing. In the fall, they will explore the many ways of unlocking the meaning of unfamiliar words. Students will use a dictionary, Princeton review study guide and a thesaurus to assist them. They will also use prefixes, suffixes and roots to determine word meanings. Children will make map cut-outs of Italy and Greece to show the origins of some commonly used prefixes. Students will make a word wall using sentence strips in the classroom as they learn new words each day.Finally, they will use garage band to compose a word rap explaining ways to decode words. They will also make a personal dictionary of all of the words they have learned to use throughout the year. This will give them a great foundation, not only for the upcoming standardized tests, but for life ans well.

Mrs. S.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Illustrated Word Smart: A Visual Vocabulary Builder Tom Meltzer, Princeton Review • Barnes and Noble $11.65 30 $349.50
Merriam-Webster Pocket Thesaurus (Pocket Reference Library) Merriam-Webster • Barnes and Noble $4.05 30 $121.50
Pacon Kaleidoscope Tag Sentence Strip, 1 1/2quot Ruled, Pack Of 100 • Office Depot Inc. $3.39 5 $16.95

Materials cost

$487.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$567.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.65

Total project goal

$692.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$692.50

4 Donors

-$644.52

Donations toward project cost

-$567.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$47.98

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$0.00

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