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Mrs. Koeppe from Ann Arbor MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing Media Literacy: Throwback Childhood Memories Kicked Up a Notch

Help me give my students differentiated Scholastic magazines, highlighters, reward stamps, and teaching resources to facilitate quality, nonfiction reading across the curriculum; and provide consistent access to current events that will actively engage students in targeted literacy skills.

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My Students

I work for a Title I school with students from diverse backgrounds, and nearly half of our school qualifies for free or reduced-price lunches. We face many financial challenges as a Title I School, and we value every resource that we have. I do my best to challenge each and every one of my students, because I have students with various academic considerations.

My goal is for every student to grow and succeed--academically and socially--and come to school with a curiosity for learning.

Therefore, I work diligently to differentiate and individualize instruction, so that my students can learn to the best of their abilities. I thrive on providing meaningful opportunities to build on students’ confidence in reading, while building integrative connections across the curriculum.

My students are dynamic and sweet. Our school is community-oriented and supportive. We value partnerships with families, and we look for ways to help our students grow. Our school has created strong partnerships in the community to build conscious, young learners. My students value giving back to others in return; and I love to inspire learners who are curious, confident, caring, committed, and inspired by their own learning potential.

My Project

As a young girl, I remember having access to "Scholastic Weekly Readers" in grade school. I read mine from front to back every time. The students in my classroom love science and nonfiction reading, but it can be a challenge to find quality reading that covers current events, science, math, and reading.

My students thrive when they can connect and apply learning to what they know, and they love to make meaningful connections across the curriculum.

When they have access to the same materials, it gives them an opportunity to share and dialogue with one another. My students also have various reading levels and language abilities, so access to differentiated levels at times is also crucial for independent reading success.

My students are inquisitive nonfiction readers and writers, but they do not all have the same access to media at home. Scholastic News and Scholastic Science Spin will engage my students' interests and give them the opportunity to compile a learning resource that they can access to write informational reports, and learn about their connectedness to the world around them. My students value materials that they can keep as their own, and resources that they can use at home and at school.

This project would help my students understand nonfiction text features: an important literacy component. It would also help them develop organizational skills and build confidence and fluency with online media resources.

The highlighters would allow them to underline key points and new vocabulary in class. The stamps would help build their confidence and encourage reading beyond the classroom walls, as it pertains to: fact-finding, high-interest reading, and fun challenges. Scholastic News is designed to empower students to use critical thinking skills through featured news articles, while meeting individualized student reading goals and aligning assignments to Common Core Standards.

Mrs. Koeppe
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 2 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 23 $132.25
Scholastic Teachables Gold Subscription – Annual - 1 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $59.99 1 $59.99
Scholastic News, Grade 1 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 1 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 10 $57.50
Seville Classics Stacking 10 Slot Desktop and Mailroom Letter File Literature Organizer • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Let's Find Out, Kindergarten (min. 5 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 5 Subscriptions / Kindergarten • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 5 $28.75
Science Spin Grade 2 - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $0.99 23 $22.77
Science Spin Grades K–1 - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / K–1 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $0.99 10 $9.90
TINYMILLS 24 Pcs Bee Stampers for Kids, Bumble Bee Party Favors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Swingline Desktop Hole Punch, Hole Puncher, Precision Pro, Adjustable, 2-3 Holes, 10 Sheet Punch Capacity, Black/Silver (74037) • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97

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