Time For Kids is a magazine subscription that provides students with information on current events and timely discussions.
TIME, the trusted name in journalism, offers authentic journalism tailored for students. TIME for Kids supports standards-based daily instruction while inspiring students to join the national discourse on current topics. The articles engage students with the world through authentic, rigorous texts worth studying. They empower students to read analytically and engage in rich discourse with supportive lessons and resources. They inspire students to respond, act, and grow as global citizens.
This source of literacy covers current social, historical, science, technological and health related topics that are engaging and rigorous. TFK engages students in reading while provoking them to develop opinions on current debates (e.g. should it be a law that you are not allowed to cross the street while texting? Should toys be separated by gender in toy stores? etc. ) In my personal opinion TFK is especially beneficial to our students because of their focus on other countries and global issues. Because we live in a small town, intentional exposure to the larger world is very important. Students are able to see and use text features, understand the point of view and author's purpose in the TFK magazines. The magazines are beneficial especially for our advanced readers because of their rigorous content, but attainable for our students who are still developing their learning skills.
This program will enhance the classroom by providing literature that is rigorous yet attainable, providing thought provoking content. This program meets numerous literacy standards and addresses current innovations in science, technology, health and social issues. Student success can be measured in improvements of student close reading and critical thinking skills.
Each month each classroom gets four to five magazines to share with the class. This gives teachers an opportunity to read a Time For Kids magazine at least once a week in a 30 - 45 minute time period.
Yes, resources will be shared among three second grade classes.
Classroom funds are not sufficient.