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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Hear ye! Hear ye! Teaching current events doesn’t have to be boring. Engage and challenge your students in local and world events by using choice boards, which are perfect for the classroom because they allow for creativity and differentiation.
In the news magazines for box in your classroom library...You don't have to teach current events to make students knowledgable about what's going on in the world. This would be a great option for when students finish an activity early.