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Mr. Gose from Pleasanton CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Scrabble Makes Better Readers and Writers!

Help me give my students scrabble! This project consists of scrabble board games, extra tiles and holders, and a class set of pocket dictionaries.

  • $748 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My seventh grade English Language Arts students have diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs. I teach general education English Language Arts and also a co-taught course designed to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities.

All of my students love to learn; they are enthusiastic about school and want to do their very best in ELA.

They love finding new ways to learn and engage with curriculum and I want to provide as many new opportunities and outlets as possible.

My Project

Is Scrabble a game? Yes. Is Scrabble only a game? No! If you search for "Scrabble and reading development" in Google you will find that study after study has proven that word games improve Lexile level (overall reading comprehension) as well as writing ability by increasing working vocabulary memory. By donating to this project you will provide the opportunity for your children to "gamify" their education in English Language Arts.

This is an outstanding opportunity for students to learn while competing and having fun.

The great thing about Scrabble is that players learn from one another. Their peers' every move is a learning opportunity when accompanied by my instruction and guiding rules. The dictionaries included in this project will also be used by students during independent silent reading time. The use of a traditional dictionary is a lost art in the digital world, and it is a tool that has been proven to improve working vocabulary through exposure.

Mr. Gose
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GAME SCRABBLE CLASSIC AGE 8+ • School Specialty $18.17 18 $327.06
Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary • Amazon Business $3.99 34 $135.66
Pure Ponta Scrabble Tile Holders | 10 Pack Wooden Scrabble Letter Racks with Canvas Bag for Crafts and Scrabble Game Replacement Trays | Light Maple Wood Scrabble Rack Holder Stand • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
1000 Scrabble Tiles - NEW Scrabble Letters - Wood Pieces - 10 Complete Sets - Great for Crafts, Pendants, Spelling by Fuhaieec • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99

Materials cost

$517.61

Vendor shipping charges

$32.71

State sales tax

$47.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$635.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.14

Total project goal

$747.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$747.58

12 Donors

-$742.28

Donations toward project cost

-$635.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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