Magazines are currently becoming one of the most popular tools for teaching in today’s classroom. Teachers are using magazine subscriptions to teach not only reading skills, but also to integrate cross curricular standards.
They are of high interest to students and can be used to enrich and motivate readers of all abilities!
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A good magazine for kids will:
- Enrich school curriculum with diverse and standards-based literature.
- Integrate common core standards into high-interest stories.
- Make current, up-to-date information available to readers.
- Engage reluctant readers.
- Provide activity extensions for the classroom or to complete at home.
- Give students exposure to reading multiple genres and varying topics.
Highlights is an AMAZING magazine for kids in grades 1-4.
The literature selected is of high quality. It is even interesting for ME to read!
The articles selected are of varying readability levels, so that students of all abilities can find something at their independent reading level.
There is a little science, a little social studies, a little engineering, a little arts, a little poetry, a little cooking, really, a little bit of everything all packed into one magazine.
My children are excited to read the articles and I am always excited to hear which feature is their favorite! BrainPlay? Goofus and Gallant? Your Own Pages?
Standards-based materials that keep learning fun Here at the Educators Spin On It, I am passionate about getting kids
- doing science experiments,
- strengthening math skills,
- making world connections,
- crafting, and
- thinking creatively.
What is great about Highlights Magazines is that the content covers all these areas. Children are exposed to a variety of literature; fiction, non-fiction, poetry, facts, and jokes. In just one magazine edition, students were reading about bridges around the world, how a search-team tags moose calves for monitoring, and a folktale from Uzbekistan.
These literature selections are standards-based, which means, teachers use them in the classroom to teach, enrich, and extend their common core lessons.
Resource for teachers that supports small and whole group lessons
YEAH for teachers!
Highlights magazine is now offering a special 9 month teacher pricing for 10 or more subscriptions at $9.95 each. It is the same great magazine, with lesson plans for teachers to use with small and whole group lessons (they even sneak some additional activity suggestions in there too!). These lesson plans accompany the monthly magazine subscriptions making it easy for planning and integrate the magazine into your weekly lesson plans.
Teachers – have you considered purchasing one of the BEST tools on the market for getting kids excited about reading AND meeting common core standards? I know $9.95 can add up, but you could apply to local education grants, ask your PTA for support or even consider adding an optional $10 supply fee to your students supply list to cover the costs.
For less than the price of 1 book, your students would have a tool for learning in the classroom and 9 magazines over the course of the school year to take home to increase their home library as well!
Homeschooling? Smaller Class? Consider combining with other like-minded families or partnering with another classroom to take advantage of this special pricing.
Parents – are you reading the above? Maybe you can gift a class set to a teacher next year? That would be an awesome way to get high quality literature into the hands of children! Consider hosting a gratitude garage sale. Could you get your Bunco group to consider sponsoring a classroom? Would your company consider sponsoring a year subscription for a classroom? How neat would it be to organize a used book sale where all proceeds go towards classroom magazine subscriptions?
The possibilities are endless!
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My 8 year old reading her Highlights magazine.
Highlights will be making a 3rd grade classroom of students VERY happy with a donation of magazines. I want to share this awesome new spin on the classic great magazine with our readers because I really think it is a good resource. I also love that the goal is to get KIDS READING!!!!!!
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PS – Maybe I need a new hashtag? I could change #LOVEbooks to #LOVEbooks&magazines!
PPS – Did I forget to mention that the topics they covered featured a variety of kids and places? I did. Whoops, sorry for that. The first magazine cover has a diverse group of kids riding horses, the inside illustrations show kids of all races and abilities, and the stories are diverse too!
Hopefully that means, your child will find themselves connected with the characters.
PPPS – Are you thinking yet of how to get funding for a classroom to get a set of Highlights magazines yet?