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Ms. M. from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ELL Students Need Dictionaries

My students need 30 Spanish-English dictionaries so that every student in my classroom can have their own dictionary.

  • $825 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach in an urban school district that is overcrowded and underfunded. Most of my students are new to this country and do not have the funds necessary to purchase their own Spanish-English dictionary. As a ELL teacher, it is frustrating that my students must share the few dictionaries that we have to look up words they may not understand.

My students come at all different levels, some may know a lot of English while others know just a little bit. Due to state laws, my students must take the CAPT tests regardless of their English level. My students are placed in an unfair position -- they have to learn the new language so quickly but we do not have the supplies to help them.

The class set of dictionaries will allow my students to learn at their own level and pace. They will be able to look up words that they do not understand right at their own desk. The increase in their vocabulary will help them not only with their standardized tests in the Spring, but also for their future plans as college students.

Your generous donation will allow my students to enjoy and love learning the English language. It will show them that people do care about their education and that they can achieve greatness. Your donation will allow me, as the teacher, to help my students achieve their fullest potential!

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam- Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary in Hard Cover • Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. $19.95 30 $598.50

Materials cost

$598.50

Vendor shipping charges

$59.85

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$676.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.46

Total project goal

$824.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$824.79

8 Donors

-$412.39

Donations toward project cost

-$338.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.23

match offer

-$412.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$338.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.23

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$0.00

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