The majority of my students have grown up in a Spanish-speaking household. Vocabulary development is key to their success in English Language Arts.
Many of them are reading below grade level, and the main reason for that is a limited vocabulary.
In order to improve reading comprehension and overall literacy, it is crucial for my students to expand their vocabulary.
I have noticed that my students whose vocabulary is more advanced enjoy reading more and are more academically successful overall.
The vast majority of my students come from Spanish-speaking homes. As such, they have limited vocabulary in English. In addition to using the definitions already provided by the textbook, we do synonym/antonym activities to increase vocabulary.
In the past, students would use an app on their phones for these vocabulary activities, but this year, many students do not have a phone.
Because of this, I would like to provide my students with a class set of Merriam-Webster Thesauruses so that everyone can partake in the activities. This class set is crucial for vocabulary activities. Without it, students will be limited to just the definitions provided by the textbook.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mr. Poe.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mr. Poe and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.