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Ms. G. from Pawleys Island SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book- Based Student-Created Game Boards

The cost of 40 books from Barnes and Noble, 2000 blank business cards and 30 mailers from Quill Corporation is [price], including shipping and [fulfillment].

  • $609 goal

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Combining contemporary young adult novels with student creativity to make entertaining and educational games for the purpose of increasing reading at WMS is the goal of this student-oriented project. Eighth grade students in Honors English each choose one of the SC Junior Book Award nominees for 2006-2007 and use their creativity to make a game for use in the upcoming school year. These 78 students can work in teams to provide at least one game for every book. The game board and the object of the game must reflect some aspect of the story, and the accompanying questions about the book focus on reinforcing reading comprehension and literary analysis skills. Game makers will experience all the steps involved in the process of making a concept a reality: brainstorming, drafting, prewriting, revising, editing, conducting trial runs, advertising, etc. These books and games will be available to all Language Arts classes at WMS, grades 6-8, with additional books being available in the media center. Most of our Language Arts teachers encourage students to participate in this reading program, and adding the games offers an incentive for 500+ students to gain further practice in comprehension and analysis. The approximate education value is priceless when one considers the student creativity that is tapped, the reading opportunities that will be given, and the fun students can experience as they reinforce basic reading comprehension and literary analysis skills. The games will be a gift of service from the graduating eight graders to the students who follow them.

Ms. G.
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Worlds Afire: The Hartford Circus Fire of 1944 Paul B. Janeczko • Barnes and Noble $14.39 2 $28.78
Race for the Sky: The Kitty Hawk Diaries of Johnny Moore Dan Gutman • Barnes and Noble $14.35 2 $28.70
Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18
Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Michael Capuzzo, Mike Capuzzo • Barnes and Noble $13.45 2 $26.90
Trickster's Choice Tamora Pierce • Barnes and Noble $8.05 2 $16.10
43LB BUSINESS CARDS -- Masterpiece Studios 43-lb. Solid-Colored Business Cards; White • Quill Corporation $7.64 8 $61.12
So B. It Sarah Weeks • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chasing Vermeer Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
The Goblin Wood Hilari Bell • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
The Last Treasure Janet S. Anderson • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
North Donna Jo Napoli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Sweet Miss Honeywell's Revenge: A Ghost Story Kathryn Reiss • Barnes and Noble $6.25 2 $12.50
Millicent Min, Girl Genius Lisa Yee • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Mutiny's Daughter Ann Rinaldi • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
The City of Ember Jeanne Duprau • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
The Young Man And The Sea Rodman Philbrick, W. R. Philbrick • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Becoming Naomi Leon Pam Munoz Ryan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Double Dutch Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Gregor the Overlander Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Ballad of Sir Dinadan Gerald Morris • Barnes and Noble $5.35 2 $10.70
Shadows on the Sea Joan Hiatt Harlow • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
18 X 12 X 3 OUTSIDE TUCK MAILERS -- Deluxe Literature Mailers; 18Lx12Wx3"D • Quill Corporation $2.66 30 $79.80

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