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Mr. Bellizzi from Annapolis MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Vocab Notebooks for My ESOL Students!

Help me give my students notebooks to record important vocabulary for the US Government High School exam and folders for them to hold their notes packets and assessment materials.

  • $192 goal

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My Students

I have some of the hardest working students in Maryland. For my projects, I'm specifically looking to support my students who are English Language Learners. Many have only been in the country for a year or two, and they are pursuing a challenging academic program. They know how important a high school diploma can mean for their future. Many have sacrificed a lot to come here to the United States for a better life for themselves and their families.

Despite their passion and energy, many of my students struggle because of their lack of English proficiency.

They often have had an interrupted education in their home country, and many are also working in addition to being students. In Maryland, students must pass a US Government course and standardized test in order to graduate. My students are eager to learn about their new country and its government, but phrases like "popular sovereignty," "consent of the governed," "checks and balances," "federalism," and "branches of government" are difficult for non-native English speakers to comprehend. That's why I'm hoping you'll help me support them in their journey!

My Project

US Government is an incredibly vocabulary heavy course. There are hundreds of words and concepts they are expected to know. From "popular sovereignty" and "consent of the governed" to "executive privilege" and "judicial review," students must have a comprehensive knowledge of our government.

There are so many challenging concepts for native English speakers, but for my ESOL students, it feels like an insurmountable challenge.

It is difficult, but these students know how to overcome challenges. Please help me give them some tools to support their efforts. The vocabulary notebooks and folders I am requesting will help my students stay organized and help the vocabulary stay fresh in their minds this year.

Mr. Bellizzi
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.94 5 $99.70
Avery 47993 Two-Pocket Folder, 40-Sheet Capacity, Assorted Colors (Box of 25) • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96

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