The cost of a book bundle from AKJ Educational Services, 6 subscriptions to Time For Kids and 1 subscription to Career World from Weekly Reader is $118, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
I am an English teacher at MS 321 in Washington Heights. The school is located in a low-income area, and caters to a predominantly Dominican community. It is a challenge to get 7th graders to find interesting books to read. On a daily basis, my students complain that they hate the books in our classroom library. One of the problems that my students face is that they are learning English as a second language. Their exposure to the language only goes so far as the classroom. I would like to request graphic novels for my classroom. My students are in the seventh grade but, on average, they are reading at a third or fourth grade level. One of the most important things to do is to change their attitude from "Books are boring" to "Books are fun". It is only when my students have the desire to read, and the confidence to read, that they will be empowered to move ahead in reading levels. Scholastic has a collection of graphic novels that are low level high interest that can be found at http://www.boneville.com/. My male students are also looking for more materials on subjects like sports and cars. My students also prefer magazines since they feel like they aren't reading real books. The websites www.scholastic.com or timeforkids.com, or reader'sdigest.com offer many educational magazine subscriptions. It is of the utmost importance that my students take an interest in reading. Literacy rates are the main issue when it comes to the achievement gap. My students will have the opportunity to become more literate, which will benefit them not only in English class, but in Social Studies, Science, and Math as well.
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|Sports: Book Bundle for Grades 7+ (5 Books) • AKJ Educational Services||$27.86||1||$27.86|
|Career World • Weekly Reader||$10.15||1||$10.15|
|TIME For Kids Magazine- World Report Edition w/ Go Places with TFK! (grades 4-7). Pricing is valid for orders placed between August 1 and October 16, 2004. TIME For Kids reserves the right to prorate issue quantity, free gifts, and pricing for orders received after October 16, 2004. Only valid for orders in quantities of 10 or more. Orders for less than 10 subscriptions will NOT be fulfilled. • Time for Kids||$5.29||6||$31.74|
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