Welcome to another Workshop Wednesday! Today, the topic is “Reading Workshop Tricks and Treats.” (You like that seasonal twist I gave it??) Share ANYTHING you use to motivate your students to read, to help keep yourself organized during Reading Workshop, fun lessons, or even just your favorite things about Reading Workshop!
I love having my students read magazines for nonfiction exposure when we have time. I have them get with their classroom book buddy (a low-medium student paired with a medium-high student) since the magazines are not leveled. They LOVE reading magazines.
I have a few subscriptions I got through Educents deals and Plum District deals, but then I was also lucky enough to have a brother and sister much younger than me. My mom SAVED their magazines and they are all still in tact and in my possession in my classroom! Woot!
This week, we are completing a non-fiction text features activity using our magazines. Click here to download this activity for free!
The students are enjoying working with each other on this, and reading the magazines. It is definitely a “trick” I use to get them to read nonfiction and do some work for me! :o)
Ok… Your turn!!