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Posted on October 19, 2015 1:19 am
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gegede
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Real World Issues for Students
As a curious fourth grader, Are you there God? Itís Me Margret was recommended to me by my older sister, as I entered puberty. I gained an appreciation for Tiger Eyes in the sixth grade. This story was my first encounter reading about serious issues like stereotypes, death and other issues in life. Today, our students face a multitude of issues and there aren\'t very many literary text in the media center at my school to help address these issues. Our school counselor only addresses basic issues such as drug use, bullying and safety. What are some ways to support my students as they grow into confident knowledgeable citizens in today\'s society?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 19, 2015 1:24 am

SaSyJe
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I teach 7th grade English Language Arts, and I find every opportunity that I can to make a real world teachable moment. For example, I read "The Giver" to my students in class. There are several events that revolve around teenagers going through puberty. I must say that I do tread lightly, but I do discuss that some things are very natural, every experiences them, but there are right ways to handle and wrong ways. Through reading several other short stories and novels, I am able to relate the characters to the students and discuss things like stereotypes, death, etc.
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Solution 2
Posted March 9, 2016 11:08 pm

aZyLeq
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I think it is important to post things in your classroom that might be eye opening and worthy of more than just a simple explanation. Also as a teacher, I think it is important to have books, magazine, posters, articles, and events posted in classrooms. Many of the books that are not in the school media centers can be found as a fraction of the price in thrift stores, online stores, and through donations. It is up to the teacher to reach out and be creative though.
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Posted February 26, 2017 9:09 pm

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Yes, books, u tube video's, guest speakers are all helpful tools. Have a thought of the day posted in the classroom
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