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Ms. V. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life-Long Learning!

My students need a class set of Spanish/English dictionaries to develop/improve research skills and work more efficiently and independently.

  • $227 goal

This project expired on February 8, 2011.

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My Students

Help my students develop research skills that they will use throughout their entire education! The students in my Spanish classes are currently sharing two dictionaries per class!

I work in a small inner city public school that does not receive much funding from the city based on its size and numbers.

It is a diverse school with students who commute from all areas of the city. Many of my students do not have the means or resources to buy Spanish/English dictionaries that are essential to their studies and learning in my classroom.

My Project

After doing a lesson on using research materials and classroom resources last year, I realized how seldom they had used dictionaries and how eager they were to use them to work more independently. I was only able to acquire the dictionaries for that lesson, and my students requested them for each class afterward. I believe that having a class set of Spanish/English dictionaries in my classroom will not only allow my students the independence and knowledge that they both need and want, but it will help them to develop skills that they will need throughout their entire formal and informal education. Furthermore, the classroom set of Spanish/English dictionaries will stay in the classroom, giving future students the same opportunity to access information and develop research skills.

Dictionaries and research skills are essential in any classroom and any school, and my students are currently learning without these basic materials!

Please help my students reach their potential, give them the ability to access information, and help me to promote life-long learning in my classroom!!!!!

Ms. V.
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary Merriam-Webster, Preface by Eileen M. Haraty • Barnes and Noble $5.55 28 $155.40

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