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  • $177 goal

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Mrs. F.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

I Detect Learning Overhead!

My students need one set of Dictionary Detective and Reference Search cards, Reference Skills cards for the overhead projector, a pack of transparencies, and overhead markers.

I teach in a low-income, low-performing school where almost 70% of the students receive free or reduced lunch. My class of 20 third-graders come from a mostly minority area where district and school funding has been drastically cut.

A third-grade standard (skill) that is required year-after-year is learning about reference materials. Students need to understand how to use an encyclopedia, dictionary, glossary, index, almanac, and atlas.

I have found new resources that will help my students use text to find information, identify unknown words, learn alphabetical order, use references to compare multiple-meaning words, and improve their informational writing. The material is presented so children become "detectives," searching for word meanings, origins, parts of speech, etc. These reference search and dictionary detective cards are used with our overhead projector so the entire class is engaged in learning at the same time. I can extend the learning by creating our own transparencies using overhead markers as we review our lessons.

We will review how to create detailed sentences, paragraphs, and essays with the information presented in these materials. When they can visualize the challenging concepts projected on our board, it will enhance and reinforce their understanding. Please help my students become more self-sufficient by exploring these inviting and fun-to-solve questions.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ628 - Reference Skills Overhead Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
FR688 - Dictionary Detective Cards • Lakeshore Learning $16.99 1 $16.99
FR689 - Reference Search Cards • Lakeshore Learning $16.99 1 $16.99
Office Depot(R) Brand Plain Paper Copier Transparency Film With Strip, Pack Of 100 • Office Depot Inc. $30.39 1 $30.39
EXPO(R) Vis-Agrave;-Vis(R) Fine-Point Wet-Erase Overhead Projection Pens, Blue, Box Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $12.73 1 $12.73

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