Rotary distributes dictionaries to Cleveland schools

October 18, 2013 

Showing off their dictionaries are Emma Smith, front row left, and Naomi Pegues; Cullen Tiffany, left second row, Jewell Horton, Matt Lanning, Anthony Waring and Ben Leal. In the back are Rotarians Steve Aschmann and Suzanne Wiley.


The Cleveland School Rotary Club visited several area schools in late September and early October, distributing student dictionaries to third-graders as part of the Dictionary Project. Dictionaries are a part of the third-grade curriculum, and teachers put them to immediate use upon their distribution. The schools visited included Cleveland Elementary, McGee’s Crossroads Elementary, Polenta Elementary, and Dixon Road Elementary.

The Dictionary Project, founded in 1992, seeks to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The project focuses on third graders because third grade is commonly identified by educators as a pivotal time in children’s literary learning.

For more information on the Dictionary Project, visit For more information on the Cleveland School Rotary Club, visit

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