My students need Time for Kids for information about the world around them that inspires them to write, present and discuss.
This project expired on December 24, 2013.
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Do you break into a sweat when you have to speak in front of a group? There is no shrugging of the shoulders or mumbling in our room. My students all know that by the end of fifth grade I expect them to be able to confidently express an idea and be able to communicate it clearly and effectively.
For my second language learners, which is the majority of my class, this can be an intimidating challenge.
For my gifted students, this is an opportunity to challenge themselves to be effective presenters and debaters. The only way to improve communication skills is to practice.
One valuable tool in this process is the Time for Kids Magazine. These 8 pages lend themselves to a myriad of skills. The debate feature allows students to form an opinion, back it up with reasons, and express themselves verbally and in writing. Not only do the articles lend themselves to improving non-fiction reading and learning more about the world, but they lead to some great classroom discussions and projects. The best discussions arise when students are excited about a topic.
I have used this magazine with great success for the last five years.
Since times are tough in our neighborhood, I am no longer comfortable asking families for a donation to help pay the cost. My students look forward to receiving their new issue every week, and since many of them do not have books at home, I watch them carefully save each issue in their folders. Please help our room continue to love learning and be successful communicators!
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