DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION: Use the news to teach reading comprehension

In a recent article, District Administration explored  how teachers are leveraging students’ interest in current events to build higher-level reading and writing skills. LightSail teacher Becky Camhi of Middle School 322 in New York City, NY, was featured in the piece. She was quoted: “We’re teaching [students] how to be good readers but also to be thinkers…If they’re reading a news article that makes them wonder what it’s like to be a scientist working in Antarctica, it sparks more inquisitive types of questions—news articles lend themselves to that.”

Camhi also described how she allows her students to read about controversial issues to “learn to delve into the gray areas that exist in many situations.”  Read the entire article here

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