The cost of 15 dictionaries and 15 thesauruses from Barnes and Noble is $532, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
As a first grade teacher, SC standards state that I am to teach students to use a dictionary and a thesaurus. Dictionary and thesaurus skills are difficult to teach due to the few dictionaries and thesauruses available in my class. I have a few that are paperback and quite worn.
Students would benefit more and have more hands on experience with these books if I had a class set of each. As of now, students have to take turns or share. A whole group lesson on dictionary and thesaurus usage is almost impossible. Students also use these reference books when writing and reading.
I am requesting funding for a class set of 15 hardback dictionaries and hardback thesauruses that are age appropriate.
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