"Can I take this home to read?" has been a common question my third graders eagerly ask me throughout the year. My reply is always, "Of course!" and I watch as a smile lights up their face. I teach in a small public school in a low-income/high poverty area with more than 80% of our student population receiving free or reduced lunch. Many of our students have few books or other materials to read at home, so the books and magazines we have at school become the only reading materials available to them.
Third graders love to read nonfiction texts, especially when the topics interest them.
They are fascinated by articles about animals, weather phenomena, current events, fun facts, technology, and much more!
As a teacher, I strive to meet my students' educational needs by incorporating topics I know will maintain my students' interest and engagement in my lessons.
Scholastic News and Science Spin magazines will help foster my students' natural curiosity about the world.
Scholastic News and Science Spin align with the Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The topics in these magazines can be incorporated into reading lessons about text features, launch research projects, provide ideas for informational writing projects, expand my students' vocabulary, and much more.
Students will be able to take their magazines home with them to share with their families. Scholastic News and Science Spin will be wonderful additions to their home libraries!
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