Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Scholastic News GIVEAWAY & free sneak peek for my readers!!!!

Do you get Scholastic News? I was asked to do an honest review and I have to say, I'm impressed. Clearly real teachers are involved in the creation of these materials. {I wish I always felt that way about a certain math and basal series...}

I am a visual learner so I hope you'll appreciate a review through pictures.
I'll be honest, I probably don't read as much nonfiction as I should with my students. It is sometimes difficult to find text that is first grade appropriate and not too time consuming to read.  These issues do a terrific job practicing skills like text features, finding the main idea, vocabulary, map skills, etc.  I was also presently surprised at how cross-curricular they are. I didn't expect ABC order in the Seuss issue but that works for me!
A peek at the student copies of the March issues. Correlates great to my plans for Seuss, St. Pat's, spring, etc
As we all know, we are in the digital age and Scholastic is keeping up. With your subscription you get some cool new features and the nice people at Scholastic have made some of these links available as a special treat for my readers!

For every issue of Scholastic News, there is a video that introduces the topic and provides background knowledge for the students. It is available in English and Spanish. Here is a video we watched today about the life of Dr. Seuss.  Click on the picture to go watch it.

There is also a game for every single issue of Scholastic News. Many of them are like this one—reading comprehension—and others use the theme of the issue to test another skill, such as synonyms or ending sounds or math skills. The game below is meant to be played after reading the March issue “Peek at Plants.” The class can play it in teams if you have a projector or as individuals in your computer center. Click on the image below to go check it out.


There is also a Words to Know section on the website where you can project the vocabulary with the definition and picture.

The Teacher's Edition includes lesson plans, correlating worksheets, and reminders of the feature video and game for this issue. A planning calendar lists the topics covered for the whole year so you can plan ahead. Each issue is correlated to the Common Core Standards.
 A Big Book version is provided for your instruction and I put mine in the Big Book Reading station.
 I also really like the posters that are included. They are like anchor charts {see, I told you they have a team who knows how we actually teach!}


I am pleased to announce that one lucky follower of my blog will win a year subscription to Scholastic News (any grade!)

To enter:
1.  Check that you follow my blog (I swear Blogger has unfollowed me before) AND my TpT store  and then leave me ONE comment with your email.

2. You can earn a bonus entry by blogging {or tweeting, pinning, posting on facebook} about this giveaway. Provide the link to the post in your comment please. This could be some traffic back for you, too!

If you can't wait and want to subscribe now go  here.

The winner will be chosen one week from today on March 7th. GOOD LUCK!




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97 comments:

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  5. Just became a follower! :) What a great giveaway!

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  6. Jenn, I love Scholastic News. My current subscription expires at the end of this school year. It doesn't look like our school will pay for it anymore, so I would LOVE to win. I follow you of course, and your TpT store.
    ☺ Tanya
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    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  10. I blogged about it!! :)
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    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
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  27. I follow your blog & TPT store. I think this post was meant to be, last night I was just thinking about whether or not a Scholastic subscription was in my 'personal budget'! :)

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    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  29. I blogged about your giveaway!

    Laura
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    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  30. I subscribe to your blog & store!

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    alischepis(at)gmail(dot)com
    An Education Lasts a Lifetime

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  36. I follow your blog and TPT store! I would love to Scholastic News in my classroom!

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  37. I love Scholastic News! Will be doing the Dr. Seuss issue tomorrow with my class. :)

    I follow your blog (on google reader) and your TPT store.

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  38. I blogged about your GiveAway! Here is the link:
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    Hoping to Win!

    :) Tamera

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  40. Love your blog! I would love to have scholastic news again! I moved districts and they didn't order it for me :( I am a follower of your blog and TPT store!

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    Crayons and Curls

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  45. Follow your blog? ha... it is checked daily!! Love it. Thanks for all the good info.
    Jennifer

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    Crayons and Curls

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  48. Great info! I loved all the pictures. Thank you for sharing all of that and what a great give away!!

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    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  56. PS I lOVE your blog .....
    and this subscription would be a good birthday present to me! ( March 6th is my birthday!)

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  57. I follow your blog and your TpT store and would love to win.

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  61. I follow your blog and TPT. I loved Scholastic News as a kid and would love to bring it into my classroom.


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  62. I follow both your blog and TPT store! Thanks for having this awesome giveaway!

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  63. I love your blog and I follow it and TpT store! I would love to win the subscription to Scholastic News! mhenry@warrenk12nc.org

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  64. I just found your site and I love your Dr. Seuss ideas. I will have to use some next year in my class. Thanks for the chance to win the subscription. I would love it!

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  65. I love the links you created to showcase all that Scholastic News offers. I am following your blog and TpT store. I would love to be entered for a chance to win.
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  73. I follow your blog and TPT store. I used to have Scholastic News and laminated the large editions so I can use them over and over again. I would love to have a subscription again!

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  74. Jenn,
    I have been stalking your blog privately up until now. Were you at the Bloggy Teacher meeting in Cincinnati last month? Did I meet you?

    Mindi

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  75. I ordered 4 copies of Scholastic News for my class last year to use in the Partner Reading area. The kids love it!!! It would be awesome to win!
    Kim

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  78. I love all that you do! My kids would benefit from the Scholastic News! We love their videos. I Already followed you on Tpt and now I follow you on here. I have you on my google reader as well :) Love seeing all your new things!

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    Meredith

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  83. I am entered. I love your blog posts. How exciting that Scholastic contacted you. I have used them in the past, but did not reorder this year because of budget. We would love to have Scholastic News again!

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