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Ms. Burge from Philippi WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Within the Scope of Current Events for Middle Schoolers

My students need individual copies of Scholastic Scope and Junior Scholastic so they can work independently in class and at home when there is no school due to weather-related issues.

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My Students

I teach at a Title I School where the majority of our students would qualify as "living in poverty" because of the low socio-economic status of the families in our community. Our school includes students from grades 5-8, with approximately 350 students served each day.

Through validated and extensive research, my students form their own opinions on topics that impact their lives or the lives of people all cross the world.

Working with students in grades 6-8 in my life skills class, we often discuss current events or social topics that relate to our community. It is through these discussions that we promote tolerance and respect for those who differ from ourselves in many ways.

It is unfortunate that some families in our community have fallen victim to the drug world, but our classes have come up with coping strategies and strategies to help our students avoid becoming victims of drugs themselves. We are a proactive community and an even more proactive life skills class. We try to incorporate community service projects that address social issues within the neighborhood.

My Project

The Scholastic Magazine series has been around for decades and offers teachers a broad range of instructional opportunities to implement for social studies and science, while increasing reading skills for individual students.

I use Scholastic materials to initiate class discussions on current events.

The articles within are grade-level appropriate and have questions that I use as writing prompts to promote their written language skills. I also use the magazine series as a citation source for students to include in their written prompts to familiarize them with citing sources for future research papers.

Even though Scholastic has an online component for their series, a hard copy of the magazine will reach more of my students, as many do not have access to the internet at home.

Ms. Burge
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junior Scholastic, Grades 6 - 8 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 16 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–8 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.49 17 $144.33
Scholastic Scope, Grades 6 - 8 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 9 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–8 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.99 12 $119.88

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