More than half of students from low‑income households
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Look it up? How?
My students need 7 dictionaries to increase their fluency and literacy vocabulary.
My students ask me how they can look up the words in our readings if we don't have a dictionary? I've been working on a response that solves this severe problem, and have learned that I need the help of donors to set my students up for success by giving them an opportunity to build fluency vocabulary skills
Our school is a rural Kindergarten and 5-12 school in northeastern North Carolina.
We teach students from a traditionally under-served area of our state. Students attend school from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Over 75% of our students qualify for free and reduced price lunch, and over 80% will be first generation college graduates.
With the dictionaries I have requested, vocabulary building will no longer be limited to the explicit words taught each week. Students will have an opportunity to look up words as they read them in context, which research proves develops language fluency much better than rote learning.
Vocabulary practice will change my students' lives because their ability to explain the world in which they live will empower them to change it. It will serve them on their SAT and ACT tests, in their writing, and in the way they speak and analyze literature at the college level.
Empower the students at our school to imagine and articulate a better world!
Your donation will immediately be put to work because students will be empowered to better understand their world.
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