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Ms. Sewing from Joplin MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dictionaries for Understanding

My students need dictionaries to be able to look up what unfamiliar words mean when reading. They don’t not have steady access to the internet to just google them

  • $762 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 90 wonderful 6th graders. These kids mostly come from low income homes with not much access to technology or new experiences. They are bright, hard working and always willing to help. They are playful and considerate. They love reading more than anything! Teaching them when it is appropriate to read and when we need to close our books is the funniest battle I face! “Stop reading so much”.

They love trying new things and are envolved in as many clubs and activities as possible!

My Project

I want dictionaries for my students to help them define unknown words to increase their comprehension. Right now I have 90 students in three different class periods. In one class 32 students share 5 dictionaries. They cannot look up unfamiliar words to help their understand of what they read. To have a class set would change their experience and save wasted time when they patiently wait for their neighbor to finish. We use dictionaries almost daily. Student have to find words that match the weekly prefixes. They also look up 5 unfamiliar words in each book they read, to check that they are reading within their reading level.

Ms. Sewing
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DICTIONARY MERRIAM WEBSTER INTERMEDIATE HARDCOVER • School Specialty $18.45 30 $553.50

Materials cost

$553.50

Vendor shipping charges

$55.35

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$647.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.20

Total project goal

$761.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$761.35

3 Donors

-$361.08

Donations toward project cost

-$323.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

match offer

-$380.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$323.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.60

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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