Our grade level would like a grant to fund three Scholastic News Subscriptions for our ELD groups. It is an excellent resource that provides current informative text samples for students. Reading informative text is a priority in second grade standards and having a resource that effectively demonstrates this is important to student learning. In our English Language Development classes we want current news to drive our academic disourse. We want two ELD classes to have access to the second grade magazines and our lowest ELD class to have access to the first grade magazines.