Tips to Promote Academic Success: 3. Encourage

en路cour路age/in藞k蓹rij/, verb: 1. to make (someone) more determined, hopeful, or confident 2. to make (something) more appealing or more likely to happen Encouragement is a powerful tool. It gives us the opportunity to point out a person鈥檚 potential and challenge them to succeed at a specific goal. But encouragement does not have to be amplified cheers in an arena to leave a profound impression....
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Tips to Promote Academic Success: 2. Interact

in路ter路act /藢in(t)蓹r藞akt/, verb: 1. to talk or do things with other people 2. to act together : to come together and have an effect on each other The opportunity for social interaction is very important for the development of a child鈥檚 interpersonal skills, including self-awareness, the ability to problem solve, and effectively communicate. Children who learn appropriate social skills often have a higher self-esteem...
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Tips to Promote Academic Success: 1.Support

sup路port /s蓹藞p么rt/, verb: 1. to bear all or part of the weight of; hold up 2. to give assistance to, especially financially; enable to function or act Over the past 20 years, Dictionary Project supporters have donated more than 26 million dictionaries and contributed countless volunteer hours to ensure more students will be able to enjoy the benefits of owning a dictionary 鈥 Proof...
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The Rotary Club of Philadelphia’s “Signature Project”

Excerpt from the Philadelphia Rotary Bulletin (December, 2015): One of our nation鈥檚 most famous demographers has described the impact of the USA鈥檚 persistent very high rate of inequality among children as dependent on 鈥淭he Accident of Birth.鈥 Being born into poverty鈥攃ertainly not always鈥 but all too often 鈥 sets the stage for failure in life. A recent research study noted dramatic differences between children...
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A Dictionary Makes a Great Christmas Present

The LeGrange Housing Authority, GA The LaGrange Housing Authority is committed to adding value to lives of their residents. They believe that knowledge is power and reading is a fundamental skill. 鈥淲e are very aware that kids love toys and gifts during the holiday season, but we felt it is necessary to empower our kids with knowledge,鈥 said Zsa Zsa Heard, CEO.鈥淲e decided that...
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Word of the Month: Giving

From the verb to give: 1. freely transfer the possession of an object to another 2. grant (permission, opportunity, etc.) to someone 3. impart, bestow or communicate 4. yield to pressure note: When a verb changes into a noun by adding 鈥-ing鈥 to the end, it is called a gerund. You can spot a gerund as the subject on the sentence, a direct object,...
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Sponsor Spotlight: Memorial Donations

Starting a dictionary project in memory of a family member, friend or colleague is a meaningful way to pay tribute to their life and carry on the impact they made in yours. After hearing about The Dictionary Project in the 2002 Wall Street Journal article, Linda Keetch and her husband Brent started a memorial project in honor of her mother and father, 鈥渁 man...
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