Third grade is a transition year for my students. This is the year that they get to use the literacy skills learned in earlier grades to read and write for meaning and enjoyment. This is the time when students learn to love to read and write!
More than 1/3 of our student population come from a low-income household, and we have a large English Language Learner population.
I strive to provide my diverse learners with a safe and nurturing sanctuary for learning.
Having resources like these requested Scholastic Children's Dictionaries readily available will help my students enrich their vocabulary. They will be used to enhance my students’ word choice in their writing, spelling, and word meaning while learning skills needed to use a dictionary correctly.
Although all my students will benefit from a class set of dictionaries, I have many second language learners that I service who will improve linguistically from the features in these dictionaries.
They provide colored picture examples, so my students who are new to the English language, can grow their vocabulary quickly and accurately.
Many of my students continue to heal emotionally after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. After experiencing such a loss, it is important to have a nurturing and loving classroom to grow academically. Third grade is a crucial age in a young reader's education where a love of learning is born and nurtured, and I get to be a part of that journey.
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