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Mr. o. from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Resource Books Help Build Vocabulary

My students need 8 dictionaries, 5 thesauri and a Spanish/English dictionary.

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach an enthusiastic third grade class in a school which happens to be in a high need area of North Carolina.

We do not have any resource books in terms of dictionaries and/or thesauruses in our classroom. Resources in our school are spread thin, so it is not always easy to get our hands on these materials. This makes it very difficult for students to search for better words in their writing, as well as finding meanings of unfamiliar words.

I am asking for 8 children's dictionaries, 5 children's thesauruses and a Spanish/English dictionary. This will give my students an opportunity to have one to two resource books per table, in which they can share with each other. These books will provide my students with the freedom to find words and word meanings that they would like to use in their writing, on their own.

Your help will empower my students to search and select words for their writing, independently. They will not have to rely on each other or on their teacher to find a meaning of an unknown word. This will also minimize the frustration they feel when trying to think of an alternate word to use. This donation will truly make a difference in the lives of my students by allowing them to take more ownership over their writing.

Mr. o.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary Manufactured by DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $15.39 4 $61.56
Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary Manufactured by Merriam-Webster • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Scholastic Student Thesaurus Bollard • Barnes and Noble $11.89 5 $59.45
Scholastic Children's Dictionary Scholastic, Manufactured by Scholastic Reference • Barnes and Noble $13.29 4 $53.16

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