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Ms. Serrano from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Look It Up!

My students need 35 dictionaries to enhance their writing and to help them understand proper English.

  • $512 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember that teacher who used to tell you to, "look it up," when you just wanted to know how to spell a word? I am proud to say that I've become that teacher! Please help provide classroom dictionaries for my students.

My 4th grade students attend a public school in Illinois.

Most of my students are English Language Learners who have low socioeconomic backgrounds. Many of my students come from hard working families who cannot always provide language support at home. However, my students are sweet and hardworking children, who are enthusiastic about their futures.

My Project

My awesome students desperately need dictionaries to help them with their writing, vocabulary acquisition, and reading comprehension. With access to dictionaries, my students will be able to become more confident with their Language Arts skills. This will also increase their independent work skills and help them develop personal accountability for their learning.

While the use of technology has become increasingly prevalent in schools today, the importance of foundational skills has not been forgotten.

Please help young students have access to dictionaries that will help them develop strong word knowledge.

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Ms. Serrano
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Illustrated Spanish-English Student Dictionary - Paperback • Encyclopedia Britannica $15.96 5 $79.80
Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary - Hardcover • Encyclopedia Britannica $14.36 10 $143.60
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Basic English - Paperback • Encyclopedia Britannica $8.76 20 $175.20

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