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Ms. Cheung from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Power

My students need 10 dictionaries and 10 thesauruses to discover the meaning of new words!

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are hard at work learning about the power of words! They love learning brand new words, but we need sets of dictionaries and thesauruses as reference. We learn to use context clues to figure out challenging words, but using a dictionary is an important skill for independence and clarity.

Our students attend a Title 1, high needs urban public school.

They are curious, love to read, and are serious about making reading and writing a daily part of their lives. We have a balanced literacy program with read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading. As they are exposed to more challenging texts, they need more tools for tackling new words.

My Project

Students will be able to independently find the definition to new words and apply them to future reading and writing. Vocabulary is one of the most crucial aspects of increasing literacy in children and adults. The more they know, the more they understand.

Third grade literacy is a predictor of high school graduation--it is a make it or break it year.

Our students are still so excited about learning so let's empower them with more resources!

Ms. Cheung
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

23 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GT751 - American Heritage Children’s Thesaurus • Lakeshore Learning $18.95 10 $189.50
HM231 - American Heritage Children’s Dictionary • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 10 $199.50

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