My students in first grade practice reading skills daily using the Lucy Calkins curriculum model. It is important for them to be exposed to many different genres of reading within the fiction and nonfiction realms.
My 20 first grade students live in rural Maine.
98% of our total school population gets free or reduced lunch, so having extras in the classroom is not always possible. My bright students are eager to learn and very capable of great things with the right resources.
If I get funded with the nonfiction Scholastic Magazine my students will be able to learn a lot from these informational texts. First of all, they are interested in nonfiction, and these magazines will be a great motivator. Nonfiction will give my students' vocabulary a boost. The Common Core standards are focusing more on text complexity, and this magazine will be a great resource for that. Research skills can be taught using this magazine. Also, because each student will have their own copy of this magazine, they will be able to keep it and use it at home when we are finished with them in the classroom.
Your donations to this project will improve my students' vocabulary and research skills and expose them to more informational texts that we are in short supply of.
My students' motivation to read about real and current subjects will go through the roof, and I will be one happy educator!
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