She clutched a wrinkled, dirty newspaper clipping as she stood in front of the class. Some looked at her as if she were crazy. As she began reading from the paper, whispers started in the back of the room as everyone began to tune out.
Is that how you feel when you bring up current events in your classroom? Do you find your students tuning out because they aren't interested? Maybe it's because the content you're delivering to your 3rd graders is written for 12th grade level readers. Maybe it's because they haven't found a news story relevant to them.