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Ms. Giroux from Westbrook ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Veracious Readers Devouring Texts

My students need Time Magazine for Kids grades K-1, grade 2, grades 3-4, and grades 5-6.

  • $269 goal

This project expired on April 3, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my classroom consists of ELL students, grades 6-8, rotating through science, social studies, and math. Our day begins with a class discussion and review of their homework and a short read aloud. Class always ends with a new content area, reading assignment that is differentiated.

Do you remember traveling to a foreign country for the first time and the frustration you felt when you didn't understand the language?

My English language learners experience this feeling and countless others every day. Many suffer from PTSD and are two to three grade levels behind their peers. My students come from Afghanistan, Congo, Iraq, North and South Sudan, and Vietnam. Many have witnessed wars, car bombings, and horrors that we cannot even imagine in our small town. My goal as an educator is to prepare them for their mainstream content area classes and help them achieve their goals of graduating middle school and increasing their likelihood of graduating high school. Many of my ELLs have little to no prior background knowledge in science and content area reading and continue to struggle, without grade level supplementary levels, differentiated for their language proficiency.

My Project

The requested Time For Kids will vitally change my English language learners' lives by bringing content area reading to life for my English language learners. My Ells have difficulties bridging the language and content gap. By using differentiated reading materials like the Time 4 Kids Magazines allows all my students to access grade level texts in exciting, critical and creative ways. My ELL students will use the Time 4 Kids Magazines for independent, supplemental reading and the higher level magazines for group readings during our "intervention" period. We will produce CLOZE activities, read aloud, quizzes, short answers, long answer writing exercises, and literature circles.

These donations will have the greatest impact on my English language learners because they have such limited background experience in reading independently or participating in literature circles/group work.

Having the Time 4 Kids Magazines will allow me to differentiate the reading materials in the classroom more readily for my diverse population.

Ms. Giroux
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - Grades 3-4 - 24 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • Time for Kids $4.88 10 $48.80
TIME For Kids - Grade 2 - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • Time for Kids $4.88 10 $48.80
TIME For Kids - Grades 5-6 - 24 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • Time for Kids $4.88 10 $48.80
TIME For Kids - Grades K-1 - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • Time for Kids $3.98 10 $39.80

Materials cost

$186.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.29

Total project goal

$268.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.59

3 Donors

-$198.59

Donations toward project cost

-$168.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.79

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

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$0.00

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