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Scholastic News or Something like That
Old 06-16-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Hello All,
I am moving from first grade to teach 6th ,7th ,8th reading. I was wondering if there is anything I should order for the students to read. For example, I would like the material to have short articles like
Scholastic News. What do you use in your classroom? Thanks for the help.


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Jr. Scholastic
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Jr. Scholastic is geared for 6th through 8th. It has a lot of current events, some history & mapping, & usually a couple of articles that are science or health related. That's the one we like. If you have a Smartboard, it has a function so that you can show the articles on it.

We used Scholastic for years, decided to try Time for Kids (it was OK), but switched back to Scholastic.
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I teach 7th & 8th reading and use Scholastic's Scope magazine. It has a wide variety to appeal to more of my kids. Check out their web site. It's more expensive than others but worth it I think.
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I also use
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Scholastic Storyworks and Time for Kids.
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I also use Storyworks and love it. There are a lot of online resources, and I've found it has a lot more useful material than some of the others. Each edition has a fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry selection, plus a writing/debate prompt, test prep passages, book reviews, and spelling/vocab practice. The big plus for me is that the articles are more long-lasting. I've found that my past issues of Time For Kids aren't as relevant when I pull them out years later, but I have Storyworks from 3 years ago that I still use regularly. One thing to keep in mind - it is geared more towards earlier middle school - it may be too easy for your 8th graders.


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Scholastic Scope
Old 07-01-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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I agree with Scholastic Scope. It has current events, news, a variety of genres, and issues/ topics that appeal to teens. I have used it for two years. It also incorporates vocabulary, grammar, and writing!
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