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Mrs. Gardner from Elverson PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Middle School Writers with Mentor Texts

My students need 23 rhyming dictionaries from Merriam- Webster.

  • $163 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Getting reluctant writers to write their own poems using mentor text and rhyming dictionaries.

We have 8th grade Language Arts.

Students are mixed abilities since we are a fully inclusive school. It is a suburban school district of moderate income. The building is grades 5-8 and students have block scheduling. They have Language arts for the entire year.

My Project

Students eventually learn that poetry does not need to rhyme. However, they still love having fun with rhyme. We also use several mentor poems (published ones that the students mimic the poet's style), and these poems often have rhyme. The 23 rhyming dictionaries give them that extra edge to find new and interesting words.

This project is important to us because just by using mentor poems last year, we have seen improvement in students' writing.

The rhyming dictionaries will be an asset in that continuing endeavor.

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

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster''s Rhyming Dictionary • AKJ Books $4.43 18 $79.74
Merriam-Webster''s Rhyming Dictionary • AKJ Books $4.43 5 $22.15

Materials cost

$101.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$138.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.43

Total project goal

$162.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$162.85

2 Donors

-$145.20

Donations toward project cost

-$138.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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