The Mister's Project
7th Grade English
Meet my hubby, Mr. Eurto. Joe has been teaching English about 15 years now. This year, he decided to come up with a program to get his students to read more. What better way to entice them, than with prizes. So he developed a program at Donor'sChoose.org, where parents, friends, supporters and whoever else can donate money so that Joe can give away 3 Nooks to his students who read the most pages in the challenge.
Here's some info!
My Students: Our school has been identified by the State of New York as one in need of intervention due to the low ELA scores in 7th and 8th grade. I have put forth a reading challenge that will motivate them to read.
My Project: I have developed a Literacy challenge for all 125 of my students. Each student will be required to read independently for a 5 week session. They will log their pages read for each reading session. At the end of the five week period, the total number of pages read will convert to a test grade. The grade conversions are as such: 100=350+,95=325-349, 90=300-324, 85=275-299, 80=250-274, 75=225-249, 70=200-224, 65=100-199, 60=1-99. This will take place seven times throughout the year. On June 5, 2012, student that have read 1600 pages will be given a free pizza party and the top three page readers will have earned a NOOK!
If you want to support Joe's project, head on over to his Reading Challenge and log in your donation! It's such a fun cause and I know his kids will absolutely excel this year because of this. He's got $766 to go! Please give a little if you can!
UPDATE: Good til Sept 30: The company,Donor's Choose, will MATCH your donation dollar for dollar- enter code INSPIRE when donating! Look for MATCH code (on the page where you enter payment information) and enter INSPIRE here!
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