Thursday, May 26, 2016

Non-Fiction Reading Gurus {Donors Choose & a DEAL!}

The past several years I have used Scholastic News in my classroom and love it! It is such a wonderful resource. I am able to cover so many standards by using the common core lesson plans and technology components that are included with the subscription to this awesome classroom newspaper.


We used Scholastic News this year to find the main idea and details.

 While learning about penguins and verbs, we used a Scholastic News to hunt for verbs. Students highlighted all of the verbs as we read through the great article about penguins. 


We then made an anchor chart with some verbs we found from the Scholastic News and added a few extras as well.

Students then used the verbs to help them write all about Penguins!


Another way we used it this past year was finding the main idea and details. We used one about David Shannon to help us do this.




This is just a few examples of the many different ways that I have used Scholastic News in my classroom in the past.

Scholastic News is such a great resource to add more non-fiction reading into your classroom. I am working to add more non-fiction titles to my classroom library, but still don't have no where near would I would like to have. Scholastic News definitely helps us cover tons of standards and be non-fiction reading gurus! :) Plus it's great to use with our thematic units such as penguins, fire safety, plants, Dr. Seuss, etc. just to name a few!

I would love to use Scholastic News again this year with my firsties. I recently posted a new Donors Choose project for a subscription to Scholastic News and Science Spin for my students to use for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. I would be thrilled to get it funded so we can start using this great resource right away at the beginning of the new school year.

I have until June 2nd to get any donations MATCHED when using the code EMPOWER at checkout! Will you please help me?? For donating $10 to my Donors Choose project I will in turn GIVE you $25 worth of products{of your choice} from my tpt store. All you have to do is donate $10 and email me with your Donors Choose name that you donated under and include the names of the items from my tpt store that you would like! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!!?? If you would like to donate more I will honor that deal for every $10 you donate.... so if you donated $20 then you would get $50 worth of products from my tpt store and so on! :) Check out my project HERE if you would like to help us. Don't forget to use the code EMPOWER at checkout!



Do you use Scholastic News in your classroom?? I would love to know how you use it! 


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