Spanish Scholars Would Benefit From Bilingual Dictionaries
My students need 33 Spanish/English dictionaries that they can use during class time for journaling and activities. They also need markers for cool Spanish art projects
Help my students broaden their Spanish vocabulary. My students are very curious about learning new Spanish words, but don't have a classroom set of dictionaries. Due to a lack of bookstores in their neighborhoods, it is difficult for students to find Spanish dictionaries.
My students are curious and open-minded academic achievers as well as career minded individuals.
Our school is a technical school. Students focus on academics as well as career training in carpentry, engineering, culinary arts, graphic design and information technology. We are a large high school in Pennsylvania with a diverse student body. Unfortunately, our school lacks many basic resources.
I try daily to inspire my students to communicate in Spanish in an authentic way. I requested Spanish dictionaries so that my students can learn to better express themselves in Spanish via journal writing. When my students write in journals on a given topic or a topic of their choice, they express themselves in the target language in a way that connects to their own lives. My goals are for students to hone their writing skills in Spanish, properly use a bilingual dictionary, rather than translators, and to encourage reflection through self expression. I also respond to student writing, which enables us to establish more rapport in the classroom.
I do many creative projects in the classroom, and that is why I request markers. Project based learning engages students in the classroom and foments critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity.
These resources will be an enormous benefit to my students.
We will have a class set of Spanish dictionaries and markers that can be used for all kinds of activities! The Spanish department is really lacking in resources at my school, and I think obtaining these materials will also show students that we care as teachers, and that we believe learning Spanish is important in today's society. Allowing everyone in class to use a dictionary will also encourage more participation and engagement.
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