Students Receive Dictionaries to Further Education
AT&T Wisconsin Pioneers, Sen. Wirch, Rep. Mason Team Up in Statewide Effort to Help Improve Childhood Literacy, Reading Scores
March 26, 2012
The AT&T Wisconsin Pioneers, State Senator Bob Wirch and State Representative Cory Mason today presented donated dictionaries to more than 100 third graders at S.C. Johnson Elementary School in Racine as part of a statewide effort to help improve childhood literacy and student reading scores.
"This is an exciting program because it not only introduces third graders to the dictionary, but it also helps boost student literacy and reading scores," said Kim DeLaO, Principal of S.C. Johnson Elementary School. "Thanks to the AT&T Pioneers, our third graders now own their very own personal dictionary. With this wonderful tool, they will learn vocabulary development, word pronunciation, the different meanings of words, and how to compare and contrast words."
The event included a presentation where Sen. Wirch, Rep. Mason and the Pioneers explained to the students what information they can find in the dictionaries and how to use them. In addition to being a comprehensive dictionary, the books distributed include the biographies of the U.S. Presidents, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, information about the 50 states, facts about the planets in the solar system, maps of the seven continents, and facts about the world's countries.