There is much diversity in our classroom. Students Speak five different languages. Each day they show terrific Leader in Me qualities. We have greeters, recyclers, lunch helpers and computer pros. There are about 20 various student leadership jobs. Our school qualifies for free lunches for everyone due to low social economic backgrounds.
My students often want to miss a recess to stay inside to write or read interesting pieces of literature.
They are dedicated and intrigued by new knowledge. Technology and investigation is encouraged at our school.
Our fourth grade class plans to be writing both informational and opinion pieces the second half of this school year. This aligns with the fourth grade Iowa Core for Writing Standards; Research and persuasive/informational writing using NF resources.
The Scholastic Magazines are a huge benefit for all learners in that it aligns with the Core Standards and involves current issues in the world using an interactive resource.
The debate section and videos are very informative and engaging. Students are intrigued and excited to read the articles in the Scholastic News-4. It touches on various topics from sports to natural disasters, to movies, to animals.
The literacy skills highlighted in the magazines are the standards taught in fourth grade: author's purpose, summarizing, and main idea. Students can actually highlight and write on the paper copies, a very good plus for young learners. The end page includes a great comprehension check that students can answer questions about the articles in the magazine. It is fun to do the quiz on our Promethean Board as a challenge to get a perfect score.
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