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Mrs. Bechler from Hacienda Heights CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Desperate for Dictionaries

My students need 20 Scholastic Dictionaries to help them learn how to use reference materials to learn the meanings of new words.

  • $398 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I read the definition and I STILL don't know what the word means!" Unfortunately I hear this often. We need dictionaries with definitions that second grade students can understand.

I teach 20 amazing second graders in a small community outside of Los Angeles.

They come from diverse backgrounds but love learning new things. My students are very hard workers who always try their best. Some students are learning English as a second language and many receive free or reduced lunch.

My Project

Learning the purpose of using reference materials like dictionaries, thesauruses and atlases is a second grade state standard for language arts in California. The dictionaries that we were able to scrounge up are worded way too complexly for my second graders to gain meaning from. If they don't understand the definition they can't adequately learn the word and apply it in their daily lives meaningfully. These dictionaries will allow students to access the meanings of words on a level that they understand and can benefit from. This will help them make progress towards state standards and improve their personal vocabularies.

Your donations will provide my students with age appropriate resources to allow them to learn new words.

Thank you so much for your support of our classroom and public education! We are so thankful for supporters like you and are looking forward to using our new dictionaries to become word masters!

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Mrs. Bechler
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Scholastic Children's Dictionary 2010 Scholastic, Inc. Staff • AKJ BOOKS $13.67 20 $273.40

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