Franki Sibberson's fourth- and fifth-grade students use binders to organize their weekly news magazines in a compilation for use throughout the year. In this classroom vignette, the students use these magazines collected and organized over many weeks as part of their social studies curriculum considering the legal system. After the classroom sequence, Franki and Karen Szymusiak, an elementary principal, discuss the many natural curriculum extensions that come from having an assortment of current short text at every student's fingertips for skimming, sorting, and classifying throughout the year.
Previously published as DVD. Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 29, 2011). Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2011. (VAST-Academic video online). Available via World Wide Web.