You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Linville from Hallsville TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empower Our Language

My students need electronic dictionaries to empower them as they acquire fluency in the English language during classroom instruction as well as during testing.

  • $487 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom is a revolving door for students who are excited about coming to a small group setting to enhance their English language skills. They feel safe in my room with other English Language Learners. It is our goal for them to become fluent in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

"Never Stop Exploring" is a quote hanging on the outside of the door to my ESL classroom.

I work with many different students from countries around the world such as Mexico, Honduras, Cambodia, Sweden, and China. I strive to help them take pride in their culture and continue exploring the world, language, and education. Although our ESL population is small compared to some schools around us, we are growing in number each year. Some of our students have been in the country since birth and others come to us brand new with no English at all. Some have great backgrounds in their native language while others have poor educational experience to connect with. Our goal is to develop English fluency in our students while encouraging them to maintain their first language.

My Project

My students will use these electronic dictionaries during instruction as well as during testing situations. They will be able to look up a word that is keeping them from understanding the content that we are teaching. Our students are more likely to use these electronic dictionaries than traditional dictionaries. Sometimes traditional dictionaries take our students too long to locate a word. They become stressed, tired, and give up on finding what they need to comprehend the content of instruction. To find a word with an electronic dictionary is much faster. The student will simply type in the word they need and the definition pops up. It is also helpful because the electronic device reads the definition aloud to the student. Hearing the words read aloud is critical and so powerful for our English Language Learners.

Success!

Our students will feel more confident and successful in developing the English language. I firmly believe in teaching them English in a fun way that is not so overwhelming. Our curriculum moves at such a fast pace, that our kids can shut down and give up. It is my goal, passion, and purpose to teach English fluency, help our kids feel success, and show them that speaking two languages is a gift they should be proud of!

Read More
Mrs. Linville
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Linville is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Franklin KID-1240 Children's Talking Dictionary and Spell Corrector • Amazon Business $62.99 6 $377.94

Materials cost

$377.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$413.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.99

Total project goal

$486.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$486.60

1 Donor

-$243.29

Donations toward project cost

-$206.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.49

match offer

-$243.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$206.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hallsville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3183901],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1726647,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/empower-our-language/1726647/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Linville","authorIds":{"3183901":{"owner":"Mrs. Linville","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1726647],"proposalHash":"1098387426","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20660815,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzIwNDk0MA==","MzQwMDE4Nw=="],"teacherId":3183901,"schoolCounty":"Harrison","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}