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Ms. David from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Bronx Second Graders Find Their Own Words

The cost of a classroom set of the "Scholastic Children's Dictionary" (thirty copies of the dicitonary) is $1008, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a second-grade teacher in the Bronx. The reading levels of many of my children at the beginning of the year were below grade level. We are working hard during reading-center time, and many of the children have made substantial progress. There are some, however, who are still struggling. I believe that reading and writing are the most valuable skills a child will ever acquire. Each morning, time is devoted to our workshop where my children learn writing concepts and the process involved in developing ideas. An enhanced vocabulary would certainly aid in helping them develop their writing skills. We have weekly vocabulary words, and many of the children are not able to write the definitions at home because they do not have dictionaries--or they have access to dictionaries that are for adults, which are difficult for them to understand. I truly believe it would be beneficial for the children to have their own copies of the "Scholastic Children's Dictionary." This dictionary would take them through their elementary school years. The "Scholastic Children's Dictionary" is targeted to the early-elementary student's reading level and interests. Just a few of the skills that can be taught with this dictionary are spelling, pronunciation, word meanings, and how to use a word in a sentence. The dictionary contains beautiful color photographs to help illustrate each word, which would undoubtedly captivate my children. This dictionary is a first-rate invitation to word exploration for budding readers. These materials would be so beneficial for the students, and they would use them for many years to come. My students and I are working toward the same goal--their academic success. We appreciate your consideration.

Ms. David
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic Children's dictionary • $12.21 30 $366.30
Scholastic Children's dictionary • $12.21 30 $366.30

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