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Ms. Dalton from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning New Words

My students need dictionaries to help learn, build, and understand new vocabulary.

  • $202 goal

This project expired on January 5, 2017.

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My Students

My students are quite special. They come from various Black, Asian and Latino backgrounds. My school is a Title I, and most of my students come from low-income humble homes, and unfortunately all of their supplies and materials do not come easy.

I set high standards for the students in my class, I demand that they try their best, while instilling in them that circumstances do not make you, and hard work promotes success, no matter where you are from.

My Project

Students will be able to use the dictionaries to determine the meaning of new words and phrases, along with understanding connotation, parts of speech, multiple meanings, and the correct usage in a sentence.

Having new dictionaries would allow the students to expand their vocabulary, understand and learn the meanings of new words.

By having a class set of new dictionaries students would not feel the burden of not being able to complete their assignment, they would now have the ability to check out a dictionary for their homework. With dictionaries at their disposal their goals have become attainable, stimulating success.

Ms. Dalton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Webster's New Pocket Dictionary, Paperback, 336 Pages, 2/3"H x 3 5/7"W x 5 1/2"L • Staples Advantage $4.39 30 $131.70

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