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Ms. Mates from Manchester NH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Vocabulary Help Needed, Games Wanted

Help me give my students games such as Blurt, Boggle, Wordsmithery, and Word Slam to help them with their vocabulary.

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My Students

My students are special because they come from different backgrounds. They look to one another for help and treat each other with compassion and respect.

Having a classroom filled with such diversity is an awesome learning experience, each student is able to bring a different perspective on a multitude of topics.

This helps the entire class look at topics from many angles and really understand the motivation of the characters in our readings. It also leads to in depth classroom discussions.

My Project

My students love to play games and hate to learn new vocabulary words. When vocabulary and games are put together, my students are advancing their knowledge of vocabulary and having fun at the same time. By using Wordsmithery, Word Slam, Boggle, and Blurt in class, they will be able to learn new words and advance their knowledge. They would be using the games as supplementary materials once a week to become more engaged with vocabulary and as a way to interact with one another.

The games will help students learn higher level vocabulary words, which will be beneficial for their high school writing assignments.

Eighth grade is all about getting my students ready for high school. Mastering higher level vocabulary is something that a lot of my students struggle with. This will have a huge impact on their knowledge of vocabulary. It will also help them with their ability to work in a small group setting.

Ms. Mates
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Winning Moves Games Big Boggle, The Classic Edition • Amazon Business $12.48 10 $124.80
Thames & Kosmos Word Slam Party Game | Family Fun Game Night | Fast-Paced Word-Based Guessing Game | 3 or More Players | Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner | Spiel Des Jahres Recommended • Amazon Business $25.12 1 $25.12
CLARENDON GAMES Wordsmithery Game - Party Quiz Word Definition Game - 2 Players • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Educational Insights Blurt! Word Game, Ages 7 and Up, Includes 200 Cards (1200 Clues!) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

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