On December 16, 2016 the Cassville Rotary Club presented Shell Knob third grade students with dictionaries. This is a nation wide program.
Rotary clubs present third grade students dictionaries across the nation for several reasons. It is to promote literacy, get children interested in spelling, word meanings, understanding words and derivations of words, and using alphabetical order.
The hands on resource also promotes autonomy and confidence in readers. Each year students in 3rd grade get a dictionary to start helping them prepare to be strong readers with a deep word understanding.