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Mr. Isero from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Words, Words, Words!

The cost of 14 copies of The Merriam-Webster Dictionary for this proposal is $117, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $139 goal

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I teach at a high school in San Francisco that sends nearly all its students, 91 percent of whom are of color, to college. One big push lately has been to teach SATish vocabulary words directly to boost their college test scores and to enhance their formal writing. This year, all my 100 tenth graders will learn 500 SAT vocabulary words! We're about 70% there right now. And the success rate so far is high: About 90% of students get A's and B's on their comprehensive weekly quizzes, which require remembering all the words from August! But because our Humanities Department budget is limited, we don't have money for dictionaries. I want my students not to be afraid of dictionaries. (And our school doesn't have enough computers, so the students can't go to www.dictionary.com.) I'm asking for enough funds to purchase 14 paperback dictionaries, one for every two students in a class. Thank you for considering my proposal!

Mr. Isero
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster Dictionary • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 14 $79.38

Materials cost

$79.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$113.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.98

Total project goal

$138.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$138.76

2 Donors

-$137.74

Donations toward project cost

-$114.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.28

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$0.00

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