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Mr. Eurto from Rome NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Reading Challenge Spectacular!

My students need three NOOKs for prizes earned through the year long reading challenge.

  • $766 goal

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My Students

Our school has been identified by the State of New York as one in need of intervention due to the low ELA scores in 7th and 8th grade. I have put forth a reading challenge that will motivate them to read.

My students are in seventh grade and the school has just undergone a Joint Intervention Team review by the State of New York.

This was caused by very low test scores on State tests in ELA. The community is economically challenged and the closure of the Air Force base has lead to a vastly different population.

My Project

I have developed a Literacy challenge for all 125 of my students. Each student will be required to read independently for a 5 week session. They will log their pages read for each reading session. At the end of the five week period, the total number of pages read will convert to a test grade. The grade conversions are as such: 100=350+,95=325-349, 90=300-324, 85=275-299, 80=250-274, 75=225-249, 70=200-224, 65=100-199, 60=1-99. This will take place seven times throughout the year. On June 5, 2012, student that have read 1600 pages will be given a free pizza party and the top three page readers will have earned a NOOK!

After sending the details home for the students parents to read and sign, I have had excellent supportive feedback.

This project will bridge the partnership from school to parent. The students are very motivated by the challenge. This challenge requires honesty, responsibility, and discipline. I have really promoted the great feeling of success and pride they will feel after they have accomplished 1600+ pages in one academic year. I am as excited as my students!

Mr. Eurto
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Barnes&Noble - NOOK Tablet with 16GB Memory • Best Buy $199.99 3 $599.97

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