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Ms. Carnes from Memphis TN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning English Is Fun!

My students need educational software games and Spanish/English dictionaries to increase their English proficiency.

  • $352 goal

This project expired on August 23, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine moving to a new country and learning to read and write a new language! This is the case for many of my ESL, or English as a Second Language, students.

I teach third grade English language learners.

This means that their native language is something besides English, mostly Spanish and Vietnamese. My students are eager to learn and try very hard in class. Some of my students have been in the United States for less than a year. We are a public school with the majority of our students on free and reduced lunch.

My Project

My students are fortunate to have access to an interactive whiteboard. They also love when learning is fun. I have selected software learning games for my students to use on the interactive whiteboard. This allows several students or the entire class to participate at once, instead of 1 or 2 students playing a game on a laptop. These games are specifically designed for increasing their English language skills. I have also asked for additional English/Spanish picture dictionaries in this project. These are extremely beneficial for students to begin writing on their own.

I want all of my students to be proficient in English and successful in school.

Research shows that ESL students who have a high rate of proficiency by middle school, are more likely to graduate and continue their education.

Ms. Carnes
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 51 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EB994 - DK Spanish Picture Dictionary - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $15.99 5 $79.95
HH316 - Ready-To-Go Vocabulary Station • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
HH428 - Vocabulary Quiz Game Show - Gr. 1-3 - CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
HH810X - Reading Comprehension Games Library - Gr. 1-3 - CD-ROMS • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 1 $79.95
HH610X - Tic-Tac-Toe Reading Games - Complete Set - CD-ROMs • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95

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