"That was cool!" "When can we do that again?" These are comments and questions from students when we pull out our science or social studies tasks. We would like to connect our science and social studies with literacy on a regular basis.
My class is very eager to learn and it is very important for them to be able to make connections throughout all subjects, so we are looking to increase our literacy connections in science and social studies.
One of our greatest challenges is that we have a central science curriculum and a central social studies pacing guide, but we do not have science or social studies texts for the students to read and use for research. Non-fiction reading is a high motivator for my students - I find them more often looking for books about science or social studies on my book shelves or in the library. My students love to read about non-fiction topics!
Scholastic News and Science Spin would be a fantastic addition to my students' unwavering desire to learn more about social studies science topics. As they read, the magazines will enhance the students' knowledge of science and social studies topics, their ability to research topics they enjoy, and their ability to understand current topics in the world. The students will have daily access to the magazines and will work on weekly tasks directly related to the topics covered in the magazines.
Donations to this project will have a direct effect on my students' reading ability, their reading motivation, their ability to ask questions about a topic and then find the answer, and their overall love of learning.
Having Scholastic News and Science Spin in the classroom will allow me to cover our social studies, science, and language arts curriculum in a more comprehensive way and also bring in real world topics for students to learn about and become passionate about as well.
My students will be able to read about a topic, research questions about that topic, and have a real voice in our community in relation to the topics researched. Please help our class become passionate readers and thinkers in our community through the use of Scholastic News and Science Spin.
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