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Diving Into Dictionaries
My students need a class set of dictionaries that give rigorous but kid-friendly definitions.
My students are eager learners. We are focusing this year on expanding vocabulary with a focus on Tier 2 and Tier 3 words. Increasing a student's vocabulary will make them not only better readers, but also better writers!
My school is close to 50% free and reduced lunch, and we have a large population of Hispanic students, some of whom come to our school speaking no English.
My school is an amazing school filled with wonderful, caring teachers and support staff. Within my classroom I have a diverse population which makes differentiating instruction necessary.
Currently my students have access to eight hardback dictionaries that have two problems: the dictionaries are falling apart and they are not "kid friendly" dictionaries. Do you remember as a kid looking up a word in a dictionary only to be more confused by the "adult" definition? My students need dictionaries that give rigorous but kid-friendly definitions.
My students will use the dictionaries to enhance their writing and reading. A child will remember the meaning of a word better if he/she has looked up the word, rather than being told the meaning of a word.
With the adoption of the Common Core standards in North Carolina, teaching elementary students dictionary skills is not only important, but it is required.
It would thrill my current students and future students to be able to have a class set of dictionaries that will enable them to dig deeper and expand their world of words in ways that cannot be reached without a dictionary in their hands.
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