Science articles for the week.

The goal is to have your student read and write. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, the goal remains the same. I use nonfiction for my son – he likes to read about science. Reading about science also exposes him to a wide variety of vocabulary words and interesting punctuation. He reads enough fiction on his own and with me during reading time.

In addition, he’s learning about random topics while reading non-fiction. He loves all things science, and so reading about science helps him learn even more about a topic he already loves. If he had to read about dance or ponies, he probably wouldn’t do it as often. Lastly, by choosing articles that I know he will like, I don’t have to argue with him about doing the reading portion of the work. Sometimes we still argue about the writing – but we never have an argument about the reading.

Here’s the list of articles we’ve been using:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140709140117.htm

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/duck-billed-dinosaurs-roamed-arctic-herds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140709140111.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140709135914.htm

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/fossils-reveal-largest-airborne-bird

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140702165520.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140710081208.htm

 

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