Scholastic News or Time for Kids?

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  1. LMichele

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    The previous 3rd grade teacher ordered both magazines, but I'm considering only ordering one.

    Any thoughts as to which is better? I remember loving both as a student!
     
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  3. DrivingPigeon

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    I've never had Scholastic News, but we get Time for Kids. I find the activities to be very on-target and appropriate for 2nd grade. I would say that most of the articles are interesting, but some of them are kind of boring.

    Not sure if you knew this already or not, but the 3rd grade magazine in actually for grades 3-4, so it may be a little high for some 3rd graders, depending on your class.
     
  4. LMichele

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    I just noticed that 3rd is 3/4. I'm worried that it may be too difficult for some of my students, especially considering that their teacher last year said the 2nd grade version was difficult for most.
     
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    I prefer Scholastic News. Their interactive website is 100000x better. And I like to take the comprehension questions for a grade. Scholastic News has the comprehension portion on the back of the magazine. TFK requires you to make a copy (at least the 5/6 edition did when I used it about 2-3 years ago.)
     
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    I prefer Scholastic. My school tends to have a lot of struggling readers and I found Time to be too "high."
     
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    I prefer Scholastic News. They do a much better job of choosing stories and articles for children than Time for Kids IMO.
     
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    I like Scholastic News. I find it easy to find lots of free articles on Time for Kids' website if I need to supplement.
     

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