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Ms. E. from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is MAGnificent!

The cost of eight magazine subscriptions including Sports Illustrated for Kids and Ask from and Time for Kids and magazine pocket plastic displays from the Quill Corporation is $605, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $622 goal

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Students like to read about different things. However, reluctant readers can be very choosy about what they will even pick up and look at when it comes to reading. Magazines are a way around this reluctance. Some children love stories, some children love learning facts, but all children love looking at magazines. I want to get kids excited about reading and learning, and I think magazines can help me do just that. Magazines are very powerful instruction tools for a number of reasons. Most magazines are full of nonfiction articles. Nonfiction makes up 3/4 of what adults read each day, but many classrooms do not put an emphasis on reading nonfiction. Magazines provide an authentic way for children to encounter nonfiction material. Magazines are colorful and filled with high interest material to really hook its readers. Magazines are usually about current affairs and can be used to supplement social studies and science instruction. As a second grade teacher, I plan on using magazines to further my reading, social studies, science and math instruction. Many of my students do not have access to magazines at home. Magazines are novel, which makes them easier to use when creating engaging, fun lessons. Magazine articles can provide supplemental information about subjects that we are learning about. I can use magazine articles to teach nonfiction reading strategies. I also plan on doing a "What's In the News" lesson each week, so that children learn how to think critically about and discuss current affairs. I would like to have yearly subscriptions to a handful of popular children's magazines such as Ranger Rick, National Geographic Kids, Sports Illustrated Kids, Appleseeds, Creative Kids, Ask, and Nick. Theses magazines represent a wide variety of subjects all at a second grade age appropriate level. I would also like to have a class set, yearly subscription to "Time for Kids, 2-3 grade" so that we can do shared readings, and use the magazines for our "What's In The News" lessons. I would also like to allow my students to take their copies of "Time for Kids" home, so that they can keep using this resource even outside of school. Please help me to provide this MAGnificent reading opportunity to my children.

Ms. E.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
6-MAGAZINE POCKET PLASTIC DISPLAY -- Safco Economical Literature Display Racks; 6 Magazine Pockets • Quill Corporation $98.99 1 $98.99
Spider • $35.97 1 $35.97
Ask • $32.97 1 $32.97
Appleseeds • $29.95 1 $29.95
Nickelodeon • $19.97 1 $19.97
Sports Illustrated • $19.95 1 $19.95
National Geographic Kids • $19.95 1 $19.95
Ranger Rick • $19.95 1 $19.95
TIME For Kids Magazine- News Scoop Edition w/ Go Places with TFK! (grades 2-3). Pricing is valid for orders placed between August 1 and October 16, 2004. TIME For Kids reserves the right to prorate issue quantity, free gifts, and pricing for orders received after October 16, 2004. Only valid for orders in quantities of 10 or more. Orders for less than 10 subscriptions will NOT be fulfilled • Time for Kids $5.29 30 $158.70

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