My students need 24 Scholastic News Weekly Readers which will provide students with high-level interest reading material that is able to be used on Smart boards and Ipads.
Last year after reading one of the many high-interest nonfiction narratives from Scholastic my students burst into spontaneous applause. I have used Scholastic magazine successfully in my classroom for the last six years, but this year my school does not have the money to purchase it. Please help.
My students are a diverse group of students who come from a variety of backgrounds.
Most parents have not gone further academically than a high school diploma. We have a high military population. Parents at the school want the best for their children, but they have limited funds. To some people, $4.99 may not sound like a lot of money, but it would be a hardship for many of our families. Due to budget cuts, my only resource for reading is a very old basal reader that will not excite the students. We are neither poor enough (Title I) nor wealthy enough to be able to purchase Scholastic magazine for my third-graders. Many of our students come to third grade reading below grade level. When given the right opportunities, our students can achieve success.
I believe everyone can learn to love reading when presented with the right material. The Scholastic magazine provides high-interest stories for students which can be displayed on our Promethean (smart) boards and iPads. It is important for students to have their own copy of the text in front of them. Each story has lots of resources including video clips, pictures, graphs, and activities. I will be able to fully use technology to promote reading. Each student will also have his/her very own copy of the magazine to keep.
Third grade is a pivotal year for reading.
It is the year where they shift from learning to read to reading to learn. Children who do not make the leap to fast, fluent reading begin to fall further behind each year. Third-graders who lack proficiency in reading are four times more likely to become high school dropouts. I want to do everything in my power to make sure that all of my students are reading on or above grade level by the end of this school year.
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