My students need Scholastic Storyworks magazine subscriptions, new books and imaginative story cards in order to increase their narrative comprehension!
My caseload is made up of thirty wonderful students in grades kindergarten through fifth. The students I work with come from very diverse backgrounds with many different cultures represented. About 90% of the students are English language learners and speak a different language at home. Communication is a foundation for daily life; however, many of my students lack the basic skills to express themselves and find daily academic and social task challenging. Due to the fact that a significant amount of my students are learning English as a second language, often they lack the basic sound-letter correspondence, do not have basic reading skills, have a limited vocabulary and struggle to comprehend information. Additionally, a significant number of the students come from low income households. My students work hard everyday and I am constantly looking for new ways to get them engaged in lessons and expose them to new experiences!
I am requesting Scholastic Storyworks subscriptions, some new books and some imaginative story cards in order to help my students improve their vocabulary skills, ability to comprehend text, make connections, identify story elements and creative thinking. The Scholastic Storyworks magazines focus on vocabulary, cause and effect, comparing and contrasting, identifying themes, grammar, forming opinions and many other important skills for successful higher order thinking. These are skills that many of my students demonstrate extreme difficulty with. Some of them have this difficulty because they have language, intellectual and learning disabilities and some are English Language Learners.
Scholastic Storyworks addresses important skills in a very engaging way, while also providing opportunity for differentiation based on the students level.
Additionally, I have requested story cards and a game that will help my students expand their creative/imaginative thinking. Often my students are very concrete in their thinking when reading a text, which leads to difficulty with questions requiring them to infer, predict and form opinions. These higher level skills are very important for success as the students progress through school. I believe that giving them materials to imagine and create their own stories will be a beginning step to expanding their thinking.
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|Storyworks Junior, Grades 2 - 3 - 6 issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 2–3 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines||$7.85||10||$78.50|
|ThinkFun Zingo Sight Words Early Reading Game • Amazon Business||$19.99||1||$19.99|
|eeBoo Obstacles, Imaginative Solutions Game • Amazon Business||$18.95||1||$18.95|
|What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business||$12.94||1||$12.94|
|The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business||$12.46||1||$12.46|
|Mother Bruce • Amazon Business||$12.36||1||$12.36|
|eeBoo Create and Tell Me A Story Cards, Mystery in the Forest • Amazon Business||$11.95||1||$11.95|
|eeBoo Create and Tell Me A Story Cards, Fairy Tale Mix-Up • Amazon Business||$11.95||1||$11.95|
|What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business||$11.00||1||$11.00|
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