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Ms. Osman from Van Nuys CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Up Your English Game!

My students need 10 language oriented board games such as Outburst and Scrabble to help students practice their English skills in an engaging way.

  • $281 goal

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My Students

I am the high school librarian of a mammoth urban 9-12 secondary school in California. About 10% of our students are second language learners from all over the globe. Another 10% receive Special Education services. In order to help these students effectively master English and assimilate to the American peer culture, I have created a conversation program where ESL and Special Education students meet regularly with typical English Only Speaking peers to play games. In order to allow this program to flourish, I need to be able to provide a steady stream of engaging educational board games to help the ESL and Special Education students practice English communication and expression and provide our EO students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills and tolerance/empathy.

My Project

Many of our students are struggling with verbal fluency and linguistic expression because they are either recent immigrants from other countries or are intellectually disabled/autistic. These same students also tend to feel rather excluded from mainstream peer activity.

We are addressing these academic and interpersonal issues by designing a conversation program.

Every other week, ESL and Special Education students get together with English Only peers to play language board games such as Monopoly, Scattegories, Clue, and Taboo.

Through this spirited, motivational, and low stress environment, students gain greater comfort expressing themselves verbally and interacting with peers. And the English Only peers learn about empathy, leadership, and tolerance.

Ms. Osman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Outburst Jr. • Amazon Business $44.10 1 $44.10
Dabble - A Fast Paced Word Game for the Whole Family • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Winning Moves Cranium Cadoo Board Game • Amazon Business $21.45 1 $21.45
Scrabble Slam Deluxe Card Game • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
5 Second Rule • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
The Ungame • Amazon Business $17.25 1 $17.25
Cranium Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
LOADED QUESTIONS PARTY- An Epic Party Game of Fun Questions, Personal Answers and Instant Laughter • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Classic Upwords, The Classic 3-Dimensional Word Game (Colors May Vary) • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86

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