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Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
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Knots In My Yo-Yo String-Increasing Rigor In My Classroom

My students need 30 copies of the book Knots in My Yo-Yo string by Jerry Spinelli. We are trying to increase the rigor in the Language Arts class.

My Students

I want to enrich my student's lives. Too often we use the same materials we have always used. I want to increase the rigor in my Language Arts classroom using the Willam and Mary Center Education Units. The book "Knots in my Yo-Yo String" by Jerry Spinelli will increase the rigor.

I teach 6th grade language arts.

I have three classes of gifted students, one class of regular education students and one class of ICR readers. We are a magnet gifted and talented school based in North Carolina. My students need to be challenged and I think this is the book for them! This will help with our Common Core Curriculum.

My Project

My hope is that through the 30 copies of this book, we will increase the rigor in our classroom . This project will make a huge difference to my students and will allow me to teach students the value of reading and the importance of reading good books. Not just fiction books. This autobiography will help my students become life long readers.

Please help add to our classroom rigor.

My students deserve new reading material. I feel this book will help teach as well as entertain my students' lives. It is my hope that it will help create lifelong readers who love the written word.

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Knots in My Yo-Yo String • AKJ Books $8.02 30 $240.60

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This project will reach 150 students.

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