Today I'll be writing about a new activity that has been added to our Independent Study area. To read a previous post explaining more about Independent Study, go here.
Every couple of weeks, I receive a classroom set of Scholastic News Magazine. These magazines contain interesting current-event articles with vibrant pictures that are perfect for 3rd graders. At the end of each magazine are comprehension questions about the articles. Unfortunately, the content of the magazine does not always fit with our topic of study, and I would have difficulty finding the time to fit in something extra. Instead, I have added them to the independent study area.
What's amazing is how eager these kids have been to dive into Scholastic Magazine when they finish their work early! Even students who claim not to enjoy reading wasted no time reading, making meaning, and discussing the articles. Without any prompting from me, they even love to complete the comprehension questions at the end! I am so inspired by their desire to learn.
Little people, big minds.