NWFRW solicits donations for student dictionaries for third-grade students in Klein and Spring Title I schools. Thanks to our members and friends, all third graders in Klein ISD and Spring ISD Title 1 schools received the books in 2018. A case of 24 books costs $72 and is enough for one classroom. Each school needs 5 or 6 cases. Checks are payable to “The Dictionary Project” and are tax deductible.
The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn.
Donors and chairmen of the project deliver the dictionaries to the students in their classrooms. They provide a brief presentation to introduce the book’s contents, which include multiplication facts, weights, and measures, the US Constitution, biographies of all U.S. Presidents, information of all the state and world nations, and over 35,000 words most appropriate to third-grade students. It is heartwarming to watch the students’ excitement over the content. In Title 1 schools this often the first book actually owned by the child and may be the only book in the home.
District Third-Graders Receive Personal Dictionaries from the Dictionary Project