A - Dictionary1 For more than a decade, Rotarians have distributed roughly 250,000 student dictionaries to every 4th or 5th grade child in Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee and Polk Counties. Supporting advances in technology and changes to The Rotary Foundation global funding model, clubs have recently begun taking a more individualized approach to best supporting literacy in their respective localities.

A - Dictionary3 Many clubs have continued the tradition, providing approximately dictionaries to students in more than 200 local elementary schools. Beyond the expected words and definitions, our student dictionaries contain extensive reference, such as:
• The Declaration of Independence
• The US Constitution
• Biographies of US presidents
• State capitols
• World countries & capitols
• Basic sign language
• Braille alphabet
• Planets in our solar system

A - Dictionary2 School presentations are always fun and interactive as the children are told about all the information in their free dictionaries. The kids’ consistent favorite is finding the longest word in the English language: a protein containing 1,909 letters!

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