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

Dictionaries for Young Readers

The cost of a class set (32) of dictionaries is $661, 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>.

  • $678 goal

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I am a seventh grade Social Studies and Communication Arts teacher at MS 201 in the South Bronx where 98% of the students are from low-income homes. The resource that I want my students to have is a class set (32) of a really good dictionary -- MERRIAM-WEBSTER'S COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY, 11TH EDITION. The dictionaries that my students used last school year fell short in meeting the student's needs. During the course of the reading workshop or the writing workshop, students quite frequently were unable to locate and define unfamiliar words because they were just not in the dictionary that they were using. They usually had to borrow my Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. With a class of 32 students, it got quite frustrating at times. Having a class set of dictionaries would be of great benefit to my students. It would allow them to have at their disposal a great reference tool that would enable them to continue to work on their vocabulary skills. A class set of dictionaries would just be fantastic, as each student would have their very own dictionary that they could sign out and take home to use to complete home work assignments.

Mr. W.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 64 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MERRIAM-WEBSTER'S COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY, 11TH EDITION • Amazon.com $14.93 32 $477.76

Materials cost

$477.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$555.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.95

Total project goal

$677.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$677.50

1 Donor

-$638.88

Donations toward project cost

-$556.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.17

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$0.00

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