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Ms. R. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Time for KIDS to increase nonfiction reading comprehension

The cost of thirty-two subscriptions to "Time for Kids" magazine is $257, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $254 goal

This project expired on June 6, 2006.

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My school is a program improvement school because we have failed to meet our achievement goals in language arts. On the whole, our students in the 5th grade particularly struggle with reading comprehension. Recently, I have read several chapters within the professional instruction book entitled "Strategies That Work." There is a particular lesson that I would like to try with my 5th graders. The lesson targets reading comprehension specifically in nonfiction readings. "Time for Kids" magazine will serve as a reading resource for my students to apply the strategies from the lesson. In the lesson, I will model using the strategies that good readers use when reading a piece of nonfiction writing. The students and I will read along an article from "Time for Kids" and record our facts, questions and responses to what we read on our class chart. As a class, we will discuss the article and share our facts, questions and responses. Children will then do the same in pairs with another article from the magazine. Later, as students become more proficient in applying these three strategies, they will report to the class information about other articles they read in future editions of "Time for Kids." I teach thirty-one students. They would greatly be motivated to read and practice reading strategies with a magazine as interesting as "Time for Kids." As a program improvement school, we have improved in the last 3 years and but must continue to improve in order to meet our goal. I think that lessons with the magazines are valuable, efficient, route in the right direction. I really would like to enrich their reading experiences by providing nonfiction periodicals that pique their interest and broaden their knowledge. We will be very fortunate if the magazines are made available to us by your generosity. Thank you!

Ms. R.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids Magazine- World Report Edition w/ Go Places with TFK! (grades 4-7). 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 32 $169.28

Materials cost

$169.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$208.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.68

Total project goal

$253.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$253.76

1 Donor

-$239.29

Donations toward project cost

-$209.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.59

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$0.00

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