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

Reference Center Needed - Help the Future Literati!

The cost of these dictionaries, activity cards, and thesauri are $843, 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>.

  • $843 goal

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My class is in need of a "paper" reference center. This is essential for building the vocabulary skills of my students. With a class set of dictionaries and thesauri, I can play word hunt games while learning about prefixes and suffixes. I can also help students expand their vocabulary through the use of a thesaurus. This is one of the best tools possible for getting students to end the use of 'boring" words, a key component of my writing and speaking program in sixth grade. Students are motivated by their OWN work and success. With a "word reference center" in the classroom, there will be much less need for the students to rely on the teacher for synonyms, antonyms, spelling, and definitions. Not only will the students be more self sufficient, they will have more time for the important part of teacher-student writing conferences: analyzing the actual content of their writing. Your help would be greatly appreciated and would do more for students' writing skills than you can imagine.

Mr. G.
Grades 6-8
  • Satellite Three
  • Brooklyn, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
THE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY: THIRD COLLEGE EDITION -- American Heritage College Dictionary • Quill Corporation $20.69 15 $310.35
ROGETS II THESAURUS 3/EDITION -- Roget's II Thesaurus • Quill Corporation $16.19 15 $242.85
Dictionary Detective Activity Cards • Evan-Moor Corporation $14.99 1 $14.99
AMERICAN HERITAGE CHILDRENS DICTIONARY -- American Heritage Children's Dictionary • Quill Corporation $14.39 2 $28.78

Materials cost

$596.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$690.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$151.65

Total project goal

$842.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$842.50

1 Donor

-$794.48

Donations toward project cost

-$691.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.20

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$0.00

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