For this spring term, students in Janice Nakamura’s Comprehensive English class will be reading Time, the world’ leading weekly magazine on the latest world, political, tech, science, health, and entertainment news.
Each student brings home one issue for a week, and comes back to class to briefly discuss a snippet of an article from that issue with another student. After that, the students swap their issues and bring home a different one for another week. This goes on for 15 weeks. To record their reading, students write their names on a reading log glued to the back of each magazine.
Will holding on to a Time magazine for a week, and looking at different issues over a term lead to improved reading ability? Well, we just have to see if this project increases students’ literacy exposure and skills, and their understanding of global issues. Let the reading begin!