My students need access to other text types like real-world magazines, including National Geographic for Kids, Zoobooks, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and American Girl, to reinforce the many ways readers can learn about the world.
Do you remember that one book that made reading click for you? Think about the point when you realized that you liked to read and couldn't put the book down. I want every student at my school to experience that. Many of my students haven't had that aha moment, and I want to help guide them to the right text to make that happen. My students are eager to challenge themselves as readers.
Students at my school are high achieving, creative, and motivated learners.
I am the Media Specialist/Librarian at a K-6 elementary school. Our school has two tracks of learning, including one where students are in Dual Language Immersion classes to learn Spanish. These students are working hard to not only grasp learning in English, but also in Spanish! The key to success for all of our students is access to the correct reading materials. Many of my students do not have access to quality books at home and rely on our school library to expose them to the world. Each day, students use our library as a tool to answer those questions they wonder about or to just read their way into a new world!
Students in today's world must keep up with the ever-changing advancements of our world. Through literature and classroom guided reading, students explore specific features and text types guided by their teacher. However, in reality, most adults don't use books as a primary resource for information. They read online media or access magazines both in print and digitally in their specific areas of interest. My school media center currently doesn't have a magazine section, so I would like to begin a new area of the library for students to have access to magazines.
Struggling readers will often pick up a magazine because it is visually appealing with colorful photographs and shorter articles on cultural topics that they are interested in.
Students who read these nonfiction resources find reading fun and begin to read more for enjoyment! Magazines can reinforce students' learning of nonfiction skills like fact and opinion as well as text features. Helping students begin to learn that reading is fun is the perfect way to build better readers. With magazines, my school will be able to provide my students with this amazing learning opportunity!
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