You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mrs. Phillips from Whittier CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture This!

My students need 10 English Language Learner dictionaries.

  • $446 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a special education teacher for middle school, which includes 6th - 8th grades. I teach resource classes for Language Arts and Math. English Language Learners (ELL) are often found among these groups of students. As we all know, literacy is linked to academic success and often life's successes.

Picture this... A person with visual impairment must somehow acquire the image of an object through other senses besides the eyes; this may be a comparable experience to a student who does not understand a region's spoken language. In contrast, the experiences are quite different but both share a similar challenge. They must learn vocabulary in order to begin language acquisition. The challenge I face as an educator is to teach grade level subjects when my students read far below their grade level.

It is difficult for students to read for learning when they are still learning to read. Recently, I discovered ELL Dictionaries at a teacher conference. They visually define vocabulary, which would enable our EL and struggling readers to acquire language. I've been dreaming about this fabulous resource for over a year! Pictures imprint an images to the brain; and as any brainy act knows - this helps with memory. The dictionaries also provides a two fold purpose as it will assist our struggling readers too. Finally, if "a picture is worth a thousand words" then I'm convinced, if it can be pictured, it will be remembered.

You are able to help our class achieve - what appears to most - the impossible. ELLs and struggling readers don't have to be left behind. They are able to learn at higher levels than often expected. You will make it possible for my students to acquire language in a fun and interesting way. Picture this... these dictionaries will allow ELL students and struggling readers to access literacy in all of their classes.

Mrs. Phillips
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Phillips is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
English Picture Dictionary for Spanish Speakers, Volume I • LeapFrog School $30.00 10 $300.00

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Whittier","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[372470],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":290950,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Phillips","authorIds":{"372470":{"owner":"Mrs. Phillips","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[290950],"proposalHash":"274202507","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":175113,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDA5MTg3","Mjg2MjE2","MzMyMTE0"],"teacherId":372470,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}