Keeping Events Current   For reading month my focus has really been on nonfiction texts. For some reason I think it's easy to feel like "I meet the need" in nonfiction text through our textbooks but that really isn't enough. So this month I thought I'd try something new - current events!  I wanted my students to not only see what was happening in the real-world around them and read more nonfiction text but I also wanted them to continue practicing summarizing. I created this current events…

Keeping Events Current For reading month my focus has really been on nonfiction texts. For some reason I think it's easy to feel like "I meet the need" in nonfiction text through our textbooks but that really isn't enough. So this month I thought I'd try something new - current events! I wanted my students to not only see what was happening in the real-world around them and read more nonfiction text but I also wanted them to continue practicing summarizing. I created this current events…

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5 Websites for students to print out articles on Current Events! Excellent articles that students find relevant. template for students to use to organize their ideas!

5 Websites for students to print out articles on Current Events! Excellent articles that students find relevant. template for students to use to organize their ideas!

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Current event bulletin board.....Display top current events each week; judged  on execution, not just interest.

Current event bulletin board.....Display top current events each week; judged on execution, not just interest.

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Here's a news response sheet for students to fill out and keep up-to-date with current events. (free). Perfect for TFK

Here's a news response sheet for students to fill out and keep up-to-date with current events. (free). Perfect for TFK

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A resource to help teach kids about the world.  Very key to be able to do when teaching kids to serve.  Great resource that I can see accessing many times! #media, #newsforkids

A resource to help teach kids about the world. Very key to be able to do when teaching kids to serve. Great resource that I can see accessing many times! #media, #newsforkids

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Free template for students to use with any article in order to prepare them to SHARE a CURRENT EVENT article with the classroom!

Free template for students to use with any article in order to prepare them to SHARE a CURRENT EVENT article with the classroom!

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For relevant, accurate, and appropriate current events to share with your students, try watching CNN Student News. With new content daily, the ten minute segments are an easy way to incorporate nonfiction into your classroom and engage your students with

For relevant, accurate, and appropriate current events to share with your students, try watching CNN Student News. With new content daily, the ten minute segments are an easy way to incorporate nonfiction into your classroom and engage your students with

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This publication by Scholastic is a "curriculum-connected current-events news" magazine. Created for grades 1-6, this publication includes "a good source of text for instruction and practice".

This publication by Scholastic is a "curriculum-connected current-events news" magazine. Created for grades 1-6, this publication includes "a good source of text for instruction and practice".

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