Clipart: Wizard of Boz
Ever have one of those lightbulb moments? Or maybe it's called, duh-why-didn't-I-think-of-that-before moments. You decide. Either way, I had one of those moments this week.
The Common Core stresses (reallly stresses) Non-Fiction reading. Unfortunately, children's book publishers don't as much. I really struggle to find non-fiction books that aren't too simple for my students but aren't too challenging either.
I realized that Scholastic News (as well as Weekly Reader) puts out a Non-Fiction "newspaper" for students every week! Some weeks we read them as a class, some weeks we read it in partners and some weeks we don't get to the Scholastic News at all. I thought, why not laminate them so that the students can keep them in their book bags? Lightbulb Moment! I laminated two of each volume so that the students can read them in partners, as well.
Scholastic News distributes different ones each year, so I can continue to build my non-fiction collection.
The Scholastic News bucket in my library (it needs a label!):
These are the small ones that are cut apart and made into books:
And these are the normal size Scholastic News:
The students will each have on in their book bag along with their fiction books!