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Mr. Long
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Como Se Dice Dictionary

My students need 30 English-Spanish dictionaries to expand their vocabulary.

My Students

Conventional research tells us students can learn up to seven new vocabulary words a day. After teaching this group of students for two weeks, I know they can do more. In fact, they can do more words than I can teach them in a day. They're hungry for new vocabulary and need your help to get it!

Our kids are college focused.

Even as middle school students, our students know what it takes to get into a great high school and a competitive college. Not only do they find Spanish fun, but they take it very seriously, knowing that this will give them a huge advantage in the long-run. I am continuously impressed with their desire to work hard, be creative and go above and beyond the assignment. The essays you see were written in after only four classes worth of instruction. Every student in the class wrote a forty-word essay about themselves, and I was continuously answering the question, "How do you say...?" (in Spanish, of course). The whole time I kept thinking, "I need a set of dictionaries!"

My Project

I am requesting a class set (30) of English-Spanish dictionaries. By learning to use a dictionary instead of Google Translate, students will practice literacy skills and have more accurate translations. Students also retain more of the words they look up in the dictionary than online and are more likely to use those words again. I want to inspire my students to continue to reach and challenge themselves, and I know a set of shiny new dictionaries will do just that.

This project gives students a chance to take ownership of their own vocabulary acquisition in Spanish, which is as exciting to them as it is to me.

I am thrilled to make one more resource available to them in order to continue to impress me and their future teachers, professors and employers.

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Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary for Students (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $3.99 30 $119.70

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This project will reach 210 students.

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