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Mrs. Pillstrom from Hernando MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Talk Like TED

Help me give my students a classroom set of the book "Talk Like TED."

  • $512 goal

This project expired on March 3, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a mixture of 9th and 10th graders who are considered Accelerated or Gifted according to their ELA assignments. They come from a variety of backgrounds. This specific group accepts a challenge and takes it to the next level. I have been extremely impressed with the writing and speaking abilities of this group of kids. I am looking for more ways to challenge them.

In Oral Communications class, students are not only tasked with speaking in front of their peers, but also developing their writing skills.

The group that I am blessed with has taken every assignment with stride, and they are begging to be challenged every day.

My Project

My project will provide a class set of the book "Talk Like TED" for my students to study during the term. As a part of my self developed curriculum, I want to use the knowledge in "Talk Like TED" to help flourish my students' creativity.

This book promotes so many lessons that can be used outside of Oral Communications.

One lesson that has stuck with me is that Passion is contagious. Helping my students find a passion for public speaking will benefit them the rest of their lives. I am excited about this book because I can cover standards in literature, writing, and speaking.

Mrs. Pillstrom
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Talk Like TED • AKJ Education $12.44 30 $373.20

Materials cost

$373.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.75

Total project goal

$511.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.67

7 Donors

-$336.50

Donations toward project cost

-$291.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.23

Matching donations from our partners

-$168.99

Match offers toward project cost

-$143.64

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.17

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$0.00

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