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The goal: Ignite a passion for reading in my 6th grade students! (And help them reach their reading goals in the process!)

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Who Was? What Was? Where Is?

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School:
Emerald Coast Middle School 
Subject:
Literacy 
Teacher:
Leslie MacPike 
Students Impacted:
125 
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
September 29, 2019

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

CHELCO - $999.01

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Goal

The goal: Ignite a passion for reading in my 6th grade students! (And help them reach their reading goals in the process!) 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will read books from the "Who Was? What Was? Where Is?" series and complete accompanying literacy tasks and activities throughout the entire school year. (Standards-based lesson plans with suggested assignments, writing prompts, and extension activities are available for free on the "Who Was" educator website. There is also a "Who Was" TV show that can be used as a supplementary resource.)

Students will take an Accelerated Reader test after reading each book. Because this AR program calculates word counts, these books will help students reach individual quarterly word goals and the year-end goal of a million words. 

 

Benefits to my students

All 125 of my students will benefit from having a classroom library filled with "Who Was? What Was? Where Is?" books because they will WANT to read them! Research shows that students need to read a million words a year in order to keep up with peers and maintain academic standards. How do we reach this goal? Get students excited about reading! (And that's exactly what these books do!) The series contains the stories of a vast array of people, places, and events in the most accurate of ways. With over 200 titles, the "Who Was?, What Was?, and Where Is?" books tell the incredible stories of trailblazers, legends, innovators, cool places, and important events. 6th graders love reading these books and therefore will benefit by having them readily available for reading consumption! 

 

Budget Narrative

*There is a 140 book set on ebay for $599.95 (Approximately $4.30 per book) The set is brand new. Shipping is free. The seller has a 100% satisfaction rating.

*There is a 62-book set for sale for $332.99 on the book website Really Good Stuff. (Item #307319) Taxes and Shipping = $66.07.
 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 ebay: Who Was Is Series 140 Book Set Includes Who/What/Where/Is/Was/Were $599.95
2 Really Good Stuff Item #307319: Who Was? Who Is? 62-book set $399.06
  Total: $999.01

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