Last school year, I wrote a grant through Donors Choose requesting a class subscription to Scholastic News and Time for Kids. Well the magazines have been coming in like crazy, that sometime it's hard to keep up with them.
However, we've used them in numerous ways so far such as:
- reading the debate that is located on the back page of the Scholastic News magazine and writing our own opinion statements and posted to our Kidblog
- reading them daily to keep up with the current events
- we also use them on Friday to closely analyze an article and answer map related questions
- And this week we will be using them to learn how to write outlines.
I also plan to use them in the next month to teach students about non-fiction text features, introduce the structure of texts and finding the main idea.
How do you use these magazines in your classroom?