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Ms. Footman from Rancho Cordova CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Colorful Language Acquisition

My students need dictionaries and colored pencils to enhance their daily acquisition of English!

  • $618 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a class with Spanish and Farsi ELL. My students are from Afghanistan! Many of them have never had an opportunity to go to school because of the wars and turmoil of the country.

They have arrived knowing nothing about the English language, and at 3rd grade; approaching the closure of phonics development.

They enjoy learning about cultural things (like leprechaun traps) and strange American idiomatic expressions!

They ask questions and are absorbing English sounds and letters rapidly! Listening to them giggle as they engage with their peers on this journey of language acquisition makes the day enjoyable!

My Project

My students are curious and eager to learn English! They work hard to pronounce words and sounds that are foreign to their ears. They are eager to speak correctly and giggle alot when trying to share their language and culture with their peers. Having content resources in the natives language of my students would enhance the academic experience for everyone!

Building their Academic Content Language using Oxford Content Dictionaries and English Farsi/Spanish dictionaries will allow my students to engage easier with their peers and teacher; accessing the daily vocabulary that is used in the school.

Students use Crayola colored pencils to code English grammar parts for easier identification; they draw and label using colored pencils during Guided Language Acquisition Development activities.

Ms. Footman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Children English/Farsi Dictionary A to Z • Amazon Business $36.83 4 $147.32
Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas English/Spanish • AKJ Education $23.57 4 $94.28
Oxford Picture Dictionary Content Area for Kids English Dictionary (Oxford Picture Dictionary Content Areas for Kids) • Amazon Business $23.29 4 $93.16
Crayola 688462 Ct Colored Pencil Classpack ,14 Assorted Colors (68-8462) • Amazon Business $55.32 1 $55.32
Oxford Picture Dictionary English-Farsi: Bilingual Dictionary for Farsi speaking teenage and adult students of English (Oxford Picture Dictionary 2E) • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Oxford Picture Dictionary Content Area for Kids Workbook (Oxford Picture Dictionary Content Areas for Kids) • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00

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