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Ms. Stout from Cleveland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pack the Paragraph!

Help me give my students a voice! The Scholastic News magazine and writing workbook will allow my students to write about the world around them! Current stories are inspirational to my class!

  • $663 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2020.

This project expired on January 7, 2020.

My Students

This new year has brought a very creative group of fourth graders into my life! My students are very creative and inquisitive! We are able to respect each others view points and have amazing discussions about the world we live in together. My class has some special needs students as well as accelerated students!

In Language Arts each new topic excites my students; my students come from many cultural backgrounds.

Sharing experiences of their own helps to develop wonderful stories and essays. They love to tell their stories!

My Project

My students will be invited to create essays inspired by the world around us! I am excited to help encourage my students to read Scholastic News Magazines for current and up to date stories. These magazines will bring the world to my students and enhance the information needed to write multi-step essays.

The project " Pack the Paragraph" will use a real suitcase filled with travel tags (one for each of my writers) and parts of speech word cards to inspire my students to use details to support their writing with the help of Scholastic Book Company.

I will be teaching my students to be creative in the writing process. They will be able to use the workbooks to help organize their descriptive and detailed paragraphs.

They will use technology to follow up on the Scholastic News stories and be able to confirm details about the stories and share their essays to other students in our school! When they share their work, each student will receive his/her very own travel tag! Passports will be created as well! We will "travel" around the world through our writing!

Ms. Stout
Never Before Funded Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
Never Before Funded

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 4 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.75 55 $316.25
Just Write! Grade 4 Skills Book • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $2.95 55 $162.25

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