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Dictionary Project 2014

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Grade 3 students check out their new dictionaries provided by the Watervliet Elks.

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The Watervliet Elks distribute free dictionaries to third grade-students and their teachers at WES each year as part of the national Dictionary Project.

WES third graders receive free reference books from Elks

Every third grader at Watervliet Elementary School recently received a special gift that will help them become better learners: a copy of their own personal dictionary.

Members of the Watervliet Elks Lodge #1500 stopped by the elementary school on Friday, Nov. 7 to distribute free dictionaries to third grade-students and their teachers.

The dictionary giveaway is part of the local Elks’ annual participation in the Dictionary Project, a national program that promotes literacy as students transition from learning to read to becoming strong writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and most of all, develop the skills they need to reach their fill potential.

Watervliet Elks Lodge #1500 has been bringing the Dictionary Project to WES for the past several years, and also provides the free reference books to third graders in nearby Menands and Green Island.

Learn more about the Dictionary Project

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