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  • $152 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. F.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Grammar Is Still Important

The cost of Writing Essentials, Lessons that Change Writers, and The Power of Grammar from Barnes and Noble is $152, 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>.

In an urban setting, I often find myself unsure of how to approach instructing "proper" English. Is proper English still alive? My fifth graders could convince many that it is not. Their unconventional use of language, slang terms, and adaptations are accepted and understood by many of the people they encounter. And, until now, I have been willing to accept this as well. However, I have come to realize that there is power in one's command of language. I would not be serving my students if I did not open this door for them. It is for this reason that I would like to start an extensive study of grammar in my classroom. Unfortunately, I am not sure where to start. I am requesting resources to help me construct a grammar unit that will open this door for my students.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lessons That Change Writers Nancie Atwell, Lucy McCormick Calkins • Barnes and Noble $64.80 1 $64.80
Writing Essentials: Raising Expectations and Results While Simplifying Teaching Regie Routman • Barnes and Noble $29.25 1 $29.25
The Power of Grammar: Unconventional Approaches to the Conventions of Language Mary Ehrenworth, Vicki Vinton • Barnes and Noble $18.90 1 $18.90

Materials cost

$112.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$124.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.22

Total project goal

$151.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$151.22

1 Donor

-$151.22

Donations toward project cost

-$145.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 32 students.

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