As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I want to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are very inquisitive.
They often have questions about the different places or people that they read about. The resources that my students have are very limited, so they don’t have the opportunities that other students have. I have no control over their home lives, but I can control what happens at school. As their teacher, I want to give them as many learning experiences as I can that will help them connect to what they are studying.
My students come to school energetic and ready to learn, but they need appropriate reading resources that will expose them to new and exciting things.
Reading is important because it develops the mind. Kids who read more will perform better, acquire a greater vocabulary and develop better critical thinking skills. It is important that I expose my students to nonfiction text to help build their reading skills and increase their science and social studies knowledge with engaging informational texts.
Exposing children to high-quality literature allows them to take in information, sort it, and think critically about it.
We need Scholastic News and Science Spin magazines. The students will have the opportunity to learn about current events at a level that they can understand.
Scholastic magazines are designed to provide information to the child in an age-appropriate and grade-level appropriate manner. They have large beautiful photographs with small chunks of information around them. The photographs and the factual text give my students the information in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way.
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