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Ms. Glidden from Voluntown CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Solving the Westing Game

My students need a class set of the novel "The Westing Game," a murder mystery novel, to complete a novel study in class.

  • $286 goal

This project expired on May 12, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a small, rural town in a quiet corner of our state. Our school houses Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, making this the only school most of my students have been to in their entire lives. I joined this small community 3 years ago, and have loved being a part of it.

I want to make this experience as amazing as possible for my students.

This is my fourth year teaching in this school, and each year I learn more about teaching, mentoring, and being a better educator from my students.

My Project

The class set of novels would be an engaging novel for reluctant and disengaged readers. Some of my 8th grade students are consistently attending fewer than 85% of school days, and a new, exciting unit with personal accountability, as well as group liability in their summative assessment, will be an enticing activity and add personal ownership of learning for these students.

I am hoping to conclude the novel study with an escape room for all of the students to solve, both with individual tasks as well as partner and whole group tasks, as in the novel.

I have done these activities in the past, and have 100% student engagement with these activities. In order to be able to create this assessment, I will need to first teach the novel, which is where this project comes in.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $5.99 35 $209.65

Materials cost

$209.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$242.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.85

Total project goal

$285.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.64

1 Donor

-$142.82

Donations toward project cost

-$121.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.42

match offer

-$142.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$121.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.42

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$0.00

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