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Ms. Harris from Oakland CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

How Do You Learn To Spell and Write?

The cost of 21 copies each of Seasonal Journals for Spring, Summer, and Fall, Manuscript Review & Introduction to Cursive, and Beginning Cursive Writing, and one set of Alphabet Strips - Cursive Strips from Modern Learning Press is $489, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Many children (and adults!) have problems with spelling, especially as we do everything on computers that can check spelling for you. I feel that it is still very important for children to learn to spell as hopefully it will be a skill they carry with them their entire life! This is easier said than done, however. Most of my students come from families that are not very educated and/or do not speak English, so their parents can't help them much. Also, in class, having 20 students yelling out, "How do you spell this word?" gets a little frustrating and not very productive. I am asking for spelling dictionaries. These are wonderful things that I found a few years ago - they have common words spelled and blanks for the children to write other words that might come up. Then, if a child needs to learn how to spell 'cousin' for example, I only have to tell them once and the permanently have it in their dictionary. The year I used these, (and we used them ALL day, EVERY day) I noticed that spelling improved dramatically! It also made them much more self-sufficient. The journals are from the same people and provide writing practice with word banks for seasonal topics. They are a great help in practicing writing. Cursive is another skill that they children don't get enough practice with. Thank you for considering my students!!

Ms. Harris
Grades 3-5
  • Lockwood Elementary School
  • Oakland, CA
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alphabet Strips - Cursive Strips • Modern Learning Press $14.95 1 $14.95
Beginning Cursive Handwriting • Modern Learning Press $3.95 21 $82.95
Manuscript Review & Introduction To Cursive • Modern Learning Press $3.95 21 $82.95
Words I Use When I Write • Modern Learning Press $1.95 25 $48.75
Seasonal Journal: Spring • Modern Learning Press $1.35 21 $28.35
Seasonal Journal: Fall • Modern Learning Press $1.35 21 $28.35
Seasonal Journal: Summer • Modern Learning Press $1.35 21 $28.35

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