My students need a class set of English dictionaries.
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"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
A day in my classroom is a day spent amongst brilliant and inquisitive minds. They strive to read, learn, and comprehend new and exciting ideas.
My students are predominantly Latino and we are located in a lower socioeconomic neighborhood within the Los Angeles area.
Most of my students will be the first in their families to not only go on to college, but to even graduate high school. I am privileged to work with these young people. They are truly amazing kids who are engaged in their learning and take advantage of every opportunity our school is able to afford them. I am proud to work in a public school which has worked incredibly hard to create a culture of love and respect.
My students will use the dictionaries as a supplement to the readings we utilize in class. English is a second language for the majority of my kids and they struggle with literacy comprehension but they are willing to work that much harder to break down the text. The dictionaries will allow them to close the language and literacy gap between where they are now and the grade level they are working towards.
Our school is a pilot school that works with a smaller student population than a comprehensive high school, which consequently means we have that much less funding.
We are notoriously short on money for basic supplies, much less a luxury such as dictionaries. A class set would be a huge help in my course, greatly helping my students achieve the learning they strive to achieve.
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