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  • $1,027 goal

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Ms. Murphy
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Loving Literacy

My students need engaging, non-fiction reading materials that will help them to build the literacy skills required in the evolving educational and job environments.

My Students

When was the last time you read a newspaper, magazine, blog or another piece of non-fiction? News articles, radio broadcasts, and even television news segments enrich our understanding of the world. My students need practice decoding the important messages that non-fiction texts contain.

I work in a non-screened public school in one of the poorest congressional districts in the country.

We serve over 600 students in grades 6 to 12. Of the diverse student body, 92% of students are economically disadvantaged, 10% are English Language learners and 17% have disabilities. We strive to create a compelling, rigorous, supportive and fun environment for all of our students. Our goal is to prepare students for college success. Over 90% of our graduating 8th graders choose to remain in our school for high school. This statistic demonstrates the security and level of support children and families feel with respect to our institution. Our students enthusiastically participate both in math tournaments and overnight camping trips. They volunteer at the botanical gardens, museums, labs and shelters. Despite the chaotic neighborhoods from which they hail our students overcome and succeed. We have a 95% on-time graduation rate and an 85% college matriculation rate.

My Project

In order that our students may gain the skills necessary to compete in today's education and job markets, it is necessary to focus on the comprehension, analysis and evaluation of non-fiction texts. The national Common Core Standards have been adopted by New York State and as a literacy teacher it is necessary that I bolster my efforts in the realm of non-fiction. Having these subscriptions to Scholastic and Time magazines will help to peak the interest of my students in non-fiction material. As well, these materials will provide substantial resources for classroom research projects, debates and serve as models for our own classroom newsletter.

If funded, this project will provide my students with the resources necessary to become engaged, concerned and knowledgeable citizens.

As a teacher of literacy, it is essential that I teach my students how to decipher fact from fiction, decode an argument and form an opinion. These current events magazines will be the resources we need to such work.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
G. Scholastic News , Grade 4 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $4.35 20 $87.00
H. Scholastic News , Grades 5/6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $4.35 25 $108.75
L. Junior Scholastic , Grades 6-8 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.35 10 $83.50
M. Scholastic Scope , Grades 6-8 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.75 20 $175.00
N. Scholastic Action , Grades 6-12, Reading Level 3-5 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.49 25 $212.25
Edition 5 - 6 with Around the World (Grades 5 and 6) TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom newsmagazine that motivates kids to read. Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics and themes kids love to learn about and it s the best nonfiction text you ll find! Edition 5 - 6 builds non-fiction literacy skills and helps students become informed and active citizens. In addition to receiving Edition 5 - 6, subscribers will receive TFK Around the World. • Time for Kids $4.88 10 $48.80
Edition 3 - 4 with Around the World (Grades 3 and 4) TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom newsmagazine that motivates kids to read. Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics and themes kids love to learn about and it s the best nonfiction text you ll find! Edition 3 - 4 builds non-fiction literacy skills and helps students better understand their world. In addition to receiving Edition 3 - 4, subscribers will receive TFK Around the World. • Time for Kids $4.88 10 $48.80

Materials cost

$764.10

Vendor shipping charges

$66.65

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$872.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$153.92

Total project goal

$1,026.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,026.13

2 Donors

-$1,026.13

Donations toward project cost

-$872.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$153.92

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$0.00

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This project will reach 150 students.

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