Friday, February 18, 2011
Teaching children to read is one thing. Getting them to read is another. This is where Kid Scoop's Reluctant Reader Solution comes in. Recommended for grades 2-8, Reluctant Reader Solution includes a 12 month online subscription to Kid Scoop newspapers, plus 365 fun activity sheets that can be used individually, or as provided in 60 mini-unit studies.
The online version of the newspaper is kid-friendly, with lots of graphics and color. Students can page through the articles online, print out activities and get drawn into the stories. Kid Scoop also offers fun online learning games for kids as well as lots of tips for parents and teachers to use the newspapers to help foster love for reading.
The downloadable activity pages are organized into mini unit studies of about 5 pages each. They can be used chronologically, by season, holiday or event, (St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day) or by theme (baseball, backpacks, skin protection). There are even more thematic lesson resources on the website, offering everything from bugs to financial literacy to the Philippines.