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Ms. Pena from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Writing For Students With Special Needs

My students need the aid of visual dictionaries to express their ideas when attempting to write independently.

  • $432 goal

This project expired on April 29, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever wanted to express an idea in written form, but worried about spelling so much that you didn't write at all? Challenges facing students with specific learning disabilities are greater than you can imagine. We have the opportunity to empower students to begin an attempt at writing.

Students at my Elementary School are from a humble little community named in Los Angeles, California.

All students at Gates Street Elementary School are considered at an economic disadvantage. Students in my classroom are students with special needs like, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and several other learning disabilities.

My Project

With the donation of these dictionaries, my students will gain the confidence to begin to write INDEPENDENTLY. This will mean so much to students who struggle with spelling as well as low self esteem. Students will have the ability to "compete" with their general education peers while mainstreaming for science, arts, and social sciences.

Visual dictionaries can be a very powerful tool to enhance the impact of my students’ written language.

Words and images presented in different formats can appeal directly to students’ imagination, adding power to their writing ideas while correcting spelling.

Ms. Pena
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Merriam-Webster's Compact 5-Langauage visual dictionary 2010 (Paperback) • Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. $29.95 10 $299.50

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