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Mrs. Durham from Auburn WA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

READ Magazine - Socrates and Me

My students need 30 READ magazines to challenge their critical thinking, writing, and advanced reading skills.

  • $343 goal

This project expired on February 29, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Funding is often allotted to remedial students and advanced students' needs and resources are often lacking. Honor students deserve stimulating resources and crave the challenges presented to them. READ magazine will stretch our advanced students' critical thinking skills.

We have 900 students in our diverse population.

The ethnic population is 50% White and 50% is Hispanic, Asian, Black, Pacific Islander, and American Indian. Although our free and reduced rate is over 45%, there is a sense of pride and dedication on reaching standards and overcoming challenges. Approximately 20% of our population is enrolled in the Highly Capable program. These are our leaders of tomorrow. These are our students who will benefit from READ magazine.

My Project

Prior to a Socratic Seminar, students are given quality text to analyze and examine. READ magazine lends itself to providing literature that allows students to ask open-ended questions in our Seminar. It is through Socratic Seminars that students' thinking and reasoning is challenged. Through the exchange of ideas, students are able to see the world from a different perspective in a nonthreatening environment.

One of the greatest gifts a teacher can give to students is to encourage them to think critically and ask questions.

I am an advocate of READ and know the magazine challenges students to question; it also includes current, high interest topics for students to analyze and evaluate.

Mrs. Durham
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
READ (For Orders of 10 or More Subscriptions) • Weekly Reader $7.11 30 $213.30

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