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Ms. Slavin from Arlington VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dictionaries for Elementary School Students

My students need dictionaries to support our language arts curriculum.

  • $213 goal

This project expired on May 5, 2011.

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My Students

How many times did a parent or teacher say to you, "Go look it up in the dictionary."? Well, I don't have to tell my students that. They LOVE to look words up in the dictionary. So we need more -- and newer -- dictionaries!

Our student population is incredibly diverse.

Children of attorneys and doctors sit next to boys and girls who eat free lunches at school and food from our school food pantry at home. Many of them are learning English and adjusting to life in a new country. We are dedicated to helping all of our children fulfill their potential, no matter the needs and gifts they bring to our classrooms.

My Project

I have selected two dictionaries -- one is a primary dictionary, which has less text and more pictures for early readers. The other dictionaries have more text (and a higher number of entries) for advanced readers. I have requested enough copies for two students to share each book. With our new dictionaries, struggling readers and writers -- some of whom will hold a dictionary for the first time with your help -- will explore language in a new way. Advanced and grade-level readers will be able to enrich their vocabularies, develop reference skills and advance their reading levels. All my students will have another avenue to encourage their curiosity about the English language.

A dictionary is often the first reference book a child will use.

Every child should have access to one. We may not be able to impact whether our students have them at home, but we can ensure one is available at school.

Ms. Slavin
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic Children's Dictionary 2010 Scholastic, Inc. Staff • AKJ BOOKS $11.10 8 $88.80
The American Heritage Picture Dictionary Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries • AKJ BOOKS $13.63 4 $54.52

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