HR12 (2005) Detail

Proclaiming the first week of each school year as "Dictionary Week. "


HR 12 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

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HOUSE RESOLUTION 12

A RESOLUTION proclaiming the first week of each school year as “Dictionary Week.”

SPONSORS: Rep. Easson, Straf 3

COMMITTEE: Education

ANALYSIS

This resolution proclaims the first week of each school year as “Dictionary Week.”

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

A RESOLUTION proclaiming the first week of each school year as “Dictionary Week.”

Whereas, the state of New Hampshire always strives to be the national leader in child literacy; and

Whereas, a literate person is defined as one being able to read, write, understand, recognize, and use the symbols, letters, and words of a language; and

Whereas, the use of dictionaries to understand the words and symbols on the written page is fundamental to attaining literacy; and

Whereas, the lack of use of dictionaries can inhibit the ability and desire to learn; and

Whereas, the inability to learn can destroy a child’s chances to succeed in life and can potentially lead to crime, stress, and perceived learning disorders, including attention problems; and

Whereas, children have often been instructed to figure out what words mean “in context” as opposed to fully understanding the words and the full text by using simple dictionaries; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives

That the first week of each calendar school year in New Hampshire be referred to as “Dictionary Week”; and

That educators in the state of New Hampshire are encouraged to ask students to use easy-to-understand dictionaries and always look up the definitions of words and symbols they do not fully understand when reading; and

That the department of education be urged to keep a link to this resolution on their homepage.

Links

HR12 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HR12 Revision: 9157 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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