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Ms. F. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Captivating New Words

The cost of 12 Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionaries is $305, 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>.

  • $318 goal

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I am a sixth grade special education teacher currently working in a school that is under review as a result of the high percentages of failing test scores; in our efforts to raise test scores we have taken on a new initiative for the upcoming school year. It is essential for students to have access to words - in all subjects - in order to be maximally effective learners. As such, the importance of reading and writing has proceeded beyond English classes and into all subject classes. Consequently, it is important that children be able to read critically and understand what they are reading. In order to do this, especially when being presented with exuberant amounts of new words from various subject areas, students must have access to dictionaries in the classroom. With a single dictionary for an entire class of students, effective learning cannot occur. As a result of the importance of children being engaged in reading and writing, and thus being able to look up the definitions of words, I am in need of a class set of dictionaries for my self-contained special education classroom of 12 students. Please enable my students to be captivated by the new words they are encountering in their extended reading in numerous subjects by sending them dictionaries that will expand their vocabulary horizons.

Ms. F.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary Manufactured by Websters Publications Staff • Barnes and Noble $17.98 12 $215.76

Materials cost

$215.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$260.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.15

Total project goal

$317.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$317.50

2 Donors

-$272.00

Donations toward project cost

-$260.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$45.99

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$0.00

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