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Mrs. Graham from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Words Their Way!

My students need access to word work activities specifically targeted to teach them spelling patterns and vocabulary, including curriculum books, word sort books, and word sort notebooks.

  • $340 goal

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My Students

One of the things I love about our school is that it is extremely diverse. My ESL classroom alone has over ten languages spoken between its walls; English, Spanish, Farsi, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, Igbo, Kinyarwanda (Bantu dialect from Rwanda), Hindi, and Greek!

Many of our students come from low-income families.

Each day, they receive their free breakfast and lunch without the slightest complaint of what the meal is. After Hurricane Harvey, so many families were displaced. While our school sustained minor damage, the homes and apartments around us had several feet of water in them. I want to help create a stable classroom environment during this time of chaos.

My Project

I vividly remember the two things I struggled with in elementary school: Math and Spelling. While math at least could be learned with constant rules that never changed, I just felt that I couldn't keep up with and remember all of those pesky spelling rules. Why couldn't we just spell it the way it sounded? My English Language Learners and native English speakers alike also struggle with spelling, and I want to give them explicit instruction to help cope with the difficulties of learning English spelling.

With access to the requested "Words Their Way" curriculum, notebooks and materials, my students can become super spellers - their way.

This innovative spelling, vocabulary, and word study program can be applied across many grade levels, and help so many of my students be successful. Our current spelling "program" merely gives them a weekly list, and they must learn the words. With Words Their Way, my students will have activities and games to help them truly learn the spelling patterns and rules.

Mrs. Graham
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction (6th Edition) (Words Their Way Series) • Amazon Business $44.96 1 $44.96
WORDS THEIR WAY LEVEL K STUDENT NOTEBOOK 2005C • Amazon Business $28.40 1 $28.40
Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name - Alphabetic Spellers (3rd Edition) (Words Their Way Series) • Amazon Business $26.83 1 $26.83
Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers (3rd Edition) (Words Their Way Series) • Amazon Business $26.68 1 $26.68
Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern Spellers (3rd Edition) (Words Their Way Series) • Amazon Business $25.68 1 $25.68
Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers, 2nd Edition • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Words Their Way for PreK-K (Words Their Way Series) • Amazon Business $19.27 1 $19.27
WORDS THEIR WAY LEVEL C STUDENT NOTEBOOK 2005C • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
WORDS THEIR WAY LEVEL D STUDENT NOTEBOOK 2006C • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
WORDS THEIR WAY LEVEL B STUDENT NOTEBOOK 2005C • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
WORDS THEIR WAY LEVEL A STUDENT NOTEBOOK 2005C • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
WORDS THEIR WAY LEVEL E STUDENT NOTEBOOK 2006C • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

Materials cost

$254.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$288.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.86

Total project goal

$339.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$339.06

1 Donor

-$169.53

Donations toward project cost

-$144.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.43

match offer

-$169.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$144.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.43

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$0.00

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