Third graders receive gift of words from Goshen Rotary

Third grade students at the Goshen Intermediate School received their very own Webster’s Dictionary, donated by the members of the Goshen Rotary Club.

Goshen Rotarians Cliff Kelsey, Luis Santiago, Allen Zick, Chris Ashman and Rolland Peacock were escorted by Principal Jason Carter and Interim Elementary Coordinator Robert Siracuse as they visited each third grade classroom to give students their brand new dictionaries. Bilingual Spanish-speaking students also received a Spanish-English version.

Zick presented the students with information about how to use the dictionary to find out the definitions, spelling and pronunciation of words in the English language. The dictionaries will help students with vocabulary development, spelling, and increasing their word knowledge. Students also learned a bit of history about Noah Webster, who was a teacher in Goshen in the 1800s who created the Webster’s Dictionary as a resource for his students.

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