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Scholastic News Giveaway!


I've been a huge fan of Scholastic News and I've been using it for years in my classroom. We are pretty lucky that our amazing PTA purchases a magazine subscription for every teacher - and I always go with Scholastic News. So when I got an email from the editor of SN offering to send me some issues to use with my class, I happily replied that I was already a subscriber and gushed over my love for the magazine. And then guess what she did? She went and offered to give a full year subscription to one of my blog readers! How awesome is that?

One of the main reasons I love SN is because it fills the gap in our Social Studies curriculum. Our actual Social Studies textbook is over 10 years old and it is not exactly a stellar resource. I'm always supplementing it with my own content, like SN. Sadly, I think Social Studies is completely pushed to the wayside in lieu of more time devoted to tested subjects, which is so sad. But, using SN is a great way to incorporate that all-important skill of non-fiction reading without losing out on great Social Studies content like current events, maps, historical figures, community helpers and more - all on a kid's level with amazing, engaging photography and graphics.

Hi Crush!

Every subscription comes with incredible online resources. I have a Smartboard this year, so I've been using the digital issue component and it really, truly brings the magazine to a new level. I usually have the kids come to the carpet with their magazine on their clipboard as we explore the digital issue together. Throughout the issue there are small video clips that bring the story to life and really activate and build upon prior knowledge. We recently read about sea turtles and when I clicked on the picture of it in the digital issue, it came to life and swam across the screen for a minute. I can zoom in on an article, make it pop out on the screen, highlight text, write on the pages and complete activities together with the interactive whiteboard-ready tools. If you don't have a Smartboard (big sad face) you can let students explore the digital content on a classroom computer. You can also see the entire issue in Spanish at the push of a button! How awesome is that?
The entire magazine, digitized on my Smartboard.

Zoomed in on the turtle article, some text highlighted by me.

No Sweat Test Prep, made interactive!

Aside from the actual issue being digitized, there is bonus content to explore, like web links, additional videos and games!  Laine from SN has provided preview links for you to check out some digital content. Click HERE to watch a video about the life of Dr. Seuss and click HERE to play Flower Power, a game to increase comprehension of an article in the March issue.

Besides all of that awesomeness, you will have access to printable skill pages that relate to the articles. I've had great lessons on using a timeline, map skills, graphing, persuasive writing, biographies and of course, reading comprehension (aptly called No Sweat Test Prep).

Some printables for this month's issue, also whiteboard ready AND available in Spanish!

I've also found Scholastic News and its accompanying printable lessons to be so thorough that I can leave it for a substitute and know that the kids will have a productive day and the sub will have plenty of real content based material to work with.

It's easy for me to go on and on about Scholastic News. I really, truly believe it brings amazing relevant content into my classroom in a unique and engaging way. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to be able to bring this great resource into one of your classrooms for a whole year! All you have to do is enter using Rafflecopter below. For each task you choose to complete, you can earn a bonus entry. If you are already hooked and want to subscribe, you can click HERE.

Be sure to click "read more" if you don't see the Rafflecopter gadget! Good Luck!


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87 comments:

  1. Scholastic News would be a wonderful companion to our social studies curriculum!

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  2. Great post and what a fun give-away! Thanks, Denise :)

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  3. Sounds like a super give-away. Thanks for an opportunity to win.
    Pat

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  4. I love the sample one's I've gotten but have been unable to order them for why whole class, I would love to win!
    Amy

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  5. I love Scholastic News....we didn't end of getting it this year because something happened with the order and then it was too late to re-order. :(

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

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  6. Awesome post. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to check out all of the other online sources you mentioned :) I wish I had a smart board!!!

    http://talesofateachaholic.blogspot.com/

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  7. We use a newletter already, but the scholastic news looks like a better resource than the one we use now.

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  8. I love Scholastic News!
    We don't have money for next year, so I would love to win a subscription.

    How nice of you to offer to share your good fortune in BlogWorld.

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  9. I'm so impressed with Scholastic News and wish we had the resources at our school to supply each student with copies to supplement the nonfiction skills we teach

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  10. Would love this! Thanks for posting!

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  11. I would love to win a subscription to Scholastic News. I love everything by Scholastic and just got a preview in the mail. I would love to win because it would really enhance my instruction with nonfiction. Thanks!

    swimmingintosecond@att.net

    Swimming into Second

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  12. I would love to win this subscription. I've used SN in the past, but not for several years. Thanks for posting!

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  13. I love scholastic news, but after switching to a new school this year, I won't have the funds to buy it again next year (I had a large donation at my previous school that paid for the magazine for 3 years!) I would love to have this for next year :)

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  14. I love Scholastic News. My team wants to cut it because of budget cuts, but I still want to use it to teach expository reading / writing skills. I would love to win!

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  15. We used to use Scholastic News, but not everyone on my team wanted to do it anymore and they would only order it if everyone on the team was getting it. I like how they have updated it with the technology piece and smartboard. I don't have a smartboard in my room (only about half do), but I can check out a mobile one to use or just do project the computer aspect on my screen. Very interested in winning a subscription to have again! Thank you! :)

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  16. I hope I win! It would make my week after being cooped up for like two weeks!

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  17. I LOVE Scholastic News!!! I would love to win this!!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  18. Awesome give-a-way! Reposted on my Facebook :)

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  19. My students would love having this in our classroom!

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  20. I pretty much love ALL things Scholastic, and their magazines are NO exception! My Kindergarten kiddos utilize the "Let's Find Out" magazine and they LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

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  21. Scholastic News is WONDERFUL - wish my husband's classroom could have it, the kids would benefit from it, so much!

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  22. Scholastic News sounds like a wonderful component to add to my reading program.

    Mindy
    mwells@ourwayschool.com

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  23. I miss Scholastic News. It was one of our many budget cuts last year. It was so awesome to project the issues on my SMARTboard. Love the extras, too. Hope I win!

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  24. I've loved the free Scholastic News I've received but we are definitely limited on how much money we can spend this year due to a crazy mold situation at the beginning of the year that cost a lot to fix.

    Kayla
    http://mrsnotmuchtallerthanasecondgrader.blogspot.com/

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  25. What an awesome prize! I hope to get to share these with my students!

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  26. I just got some sample issues in the mail today!

    THANKS!
    Kathy
    First Grade a la Carte

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  27. I didn't realize everything was available in Spanish. That would be awesome!

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  28. I've never used Scholastic News before, but I would like to try it out!

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  29. Scholastic News is such a fantastic resource! It's such a struggle to get this funded each year, and it would be wonderful to win!! :)

    Jen
    Hello Mrs Sykes

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  30. I love Scholastic News! I haven't been able to incorporate it into my classroom in the last 2 years but I would love to bring it back next year! :)

    Mary
    Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

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  31. I like Scholastic News too.

    We used to get a magazine subscription supplied by our PTO also, but in the last couple of years they have stopped supplying it. {huge sad face} I've been buying it with my classroom budget, unfortunately, because I like it so much. I totally agree that it helps to supplement Social Studies (or provide some Social Studies discussion and learning, if you're in my district) and it is FABULOUS for sub days.

    Super duper hope I win!

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  32. My son's preschool class had a subscription last year and he learned so much! I would love a subscription for my 3rd grade class - we also have super old social study textbooks that do not meet our new standards.

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  33. I love Scholastic News! It is great for teaching current events!

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  34. I've been thinking about paying for this out of my own pocket next year for my 2nd graders. I teach Social Studies using everything *but* our old textbooks.

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  35. I use Scholastic News almost every day with my students - they love it and so do I

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  36. I loved using Scholastic News. I wish we still had a chance to have in in our classrooms.

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  37. I am not familiar with Scholastic News but it sounds amazing !

    dianefilek@hotmail.com

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  38. I love Scholastic News! It would be great to get a free subscription.

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  39. I really miss Scholastic News! We used to get it at my old school, and I definitely want it back!

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  40. My team decided not to renew our subscription this year. =( I would love to have it back!

    Meg
    Third Grade in the First State

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  41. I love Scholastic News. What a wonderful giveaway!

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  42. What an awesome giveaway!! By the way, head over to my blog to see the award I gave you! :)



    3rd Grade Times

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  43. I love anything Scholastic!!!!!!!!!!

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  44. I'm a second grade teacher (first year!) and couldn't afford a subscription this year because of all the other costs that come along with being a first year teacher. I'd LOVE to win a free subscription!!!

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  45. I have subscriptions for my second, third, and fourth/fifth groups. It is an amazing resource and the kiddos love it!

    thelocoteacher
    thelocoteacher.blogspot.com

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  46. I used to use Scholastic News but due to budget cuts we don't use it anymore. BUT I would love to use it if I won this. Thanks for the offer!

    Patty

    Second In Line

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  47. Hi Denise! Pincher's meet up in Fort Myers, friend from Maine. I have so been meaning to say get in touch. Craziness the past couple of months with my father's brain surgery and then the unexpected passing of my brother. I have to agree with everything you said about Scholastic News!! I love it and so do my kids! I so love the interactive parts for the Smartboard. Thanks for passing along the chance to win a subscription.:)

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  48. What a cool looking resource :) Anything you can do on the smartboard is an automatic winner in my book :)

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  49. Clicked "do it" before I meant to! I love Scholastic News and now I have a SMARTBoard and would love the online version!!!

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  50. I loved Scholastic News as a kid and would love to add it into my classroom.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  51. Love Scholastic News. They pick high interest stories for kids and the articles are the perfect size for a 10-15 minute lesson which is unfortunately all the time I have per day for Social Studies.

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  52. I love Scholastic News as well!

    rebeccanemecek@gmail.com

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  53. I am a first year teacher and I used Scholastic News during my Student Teaching. It was an incredible resource and really kept the students informed on current issues that a textbook is just unable to do. I really miss it and would love to be able to use it again!

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  54. I am looking for new non-fiction text resources to teach the Core next year and SN was one of the maybes on my list. We have always used Weekly Reader but I want something a little more meaty. I love how you showed all the online and digital resources that come with the subscriptions. Thanks!

    Primary Punch

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  55. I love SN, we haven't been able to buy a subscription in a few years :(

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  56. Would love to win the subscription to SN!! Love the IWB feature! Thanks!

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  57. I’ve given you the One Lovely Blog Award! I love your blog!
    Little Priorities

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  58. Oh my goodness, we have been trying to get our grade team members to get Scholastic News! What a way to peak their interest this would be!!

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  59. I love Scholastic News! Thank you for all the ways you help other teachers.

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  60. I would love to have Scholastic News in my classroom. Our school used to purchase it for us, but quit before it became interactive. I'd love to have it again.

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  61. I have been wanting to try Scholastc News as I have been disappointed in the weekly magazine that I currently subscraibe to. We also now have to use our budget money or our own money to pay for these, so am even more disapponted since it took half my budget! So I would LOVE to try out this new magazine!
    Amy

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  62. I have used Scholastic News for 4 out of the 5 years I have been teaching! I am hoping to find out my grade placement for next year and plan on subscribing to the magazine again!

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  63. I used to love these when I was in school. I would love to use them with my class!

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  64. Thanks for sharing this awesome resource with us! I have used Scholastic in the past and would love to win a subscription for my class (fingers crossed)

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  65. This year we've been using the National Geographic magazine, but I'm always interested in new resources, thanks for sharing. Hoping I'll get lucky with this one!
    Laura

    Mrs. Castro's Class 2nd Grade...Spanglish Style

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  66. I love using scholastic news in my classroom!!!

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  67. Would love Scholastic News for my students! :)
    Crayons and Curls

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  68. I love scholastic news! And, I am pinning this!

    The ESOL Odyssey

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  69. I have always used Scholastic News in my classroom and love it! My students like having their own "newspaper" in their hands.

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  70. Looks Incredible! I would LOVE to win this for my Special Education class:)

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  71. When I taught in a private school, we used it all the time. LOVED Scholastic News! It would be awesome to use now in my public school classroom!

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  72. Great post! I love Scholastic News, it always has such wonderful information that is relevant to the kid's lives. Wonderful tool to have in the classroom! :)

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  73. Thanks for having a contest!

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  74. I got to use it for one year due to the principal getting us a subscription and absolutely love it! It is definitely better than the boring S.S. book! tigermagic@bellsouth.net

    Brian

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  75. Thanks for the opportunity. This would be awesome to win :)

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  76. I LOVE Scholastic News! Top notch publication that's a perfect springboard for teaching expository writing!

    If I win, and it's possible, I'd like to donate my subscription to a friend of mine who's teaching second grade in a public school in my town. She works tirelessly for her students and buys most everything for her classroom, out of her own pocket.
    Thanks!
    Ruth

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  77. I'm a huge Scholastic News fan! Sadly, due to budget difficulties resources like this are getting cut from our school's budget.

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  78. What an awesome giveaway. We don't have any science or social studies curriculum so this would be wonderful. Thank you for this opportunity.
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  79. Loved all of your info on Scholastic! Can't wait to check it out.

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  80. AHHH! I LOVE THIS! I've been wanting to get this every year for the past several years. However, I'd have to purchase it myself, so I never do due to finances in general. The teacher across the hall from me uses this, buying it from her own pocket and I'm always ooohhing and ahhhing over it. I so wish I had this for my kids. I think it's wonderful! I hope eventually, I'll be able to purchase it. :) Awesome magazine!

    Thanks,
    Tara
    tara.martin@lpsb.org
    tarad716@yahoo.com

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