Closed (Partial Funding): Diversity in my Global Neighborhood

This fundraising project is closed.

Summary: This project is aimed at engaging students in high-interest, real-life topics so that students practice and improve literacy skills in a variety of content areas.

Goal: $756   •   Amount raised: $80   •   School: Logan Middle School   •   Sponsor Name: Kellie Schmitz


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About My Project: In order to engage students in course content and to meet the Common Core State Standards in Literacy across curricular content and improve the literacy growth and progress of students at Logan Middle School, resources are needed. Because Common Core State Standards incorporate many critical reading aspects in all content courses, analysis of content topics, and writing within the content, Choices magazine by Scholastic and Kids Discover Online articles provide a plethora of high-interest, well-written texts at a variety of reading levels that allow for application of the standards.

The objective of this project is to provide students with texts that are leveled, high-interest, and are about real-life topics that are occurring in today so that they can apply the literacy strategies taught in content courses to demonstrate their proficiency of the course standards.

Scholastic magazines and current paperback books have been used in the past at Logan Middle School. In fact, last year all grade levels were using the magazines and paperback books in content courses as resources to apply and teach the Literacy Common Core State Standards.

Results: Preliminary data from this year’s STAR Reading assessment in each of the grade levels (6th, 7th, and 8th) showed average to high-average growth and increased proficiency. Obviously, resources are not only factors that help increase student growth and proficiency. The most important factors are the teachers. However, for teachers to make such an impact, it is essential that they have high-quality, high-interest texts and resources to engage students.

Where Your Donation Goes:
Scholastic Choices Magazine print and digital – 60 subscriptions

Kids Discover Online – 2 teacher subscriptions for 9 months, includes classroom access for 34 students each

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  • If fundraising falls short of the goal, money will be used to fulfill as much of the project as feasible.
  • If fundraising exceeds the goal, the project will be expanded or money will go to a similar purpose at the same school.