For Educators

Educator Visits Kindergarten Class in Sioux City

Jeanette Hopkins works for the Sioux City Journal. She has a thriving NIE Program and often visits schools to encourage newspaper reading. “I worked with a kindergarten class this morning. We talked about Kid Scoop and the Kinder Kids Page … Continue reading

Kid Scoop News Builds CCSS Vocabulary and Comprehension Skills

Vocabulary has been described as “all the words known and used” by a person. Having a rich and varied vocabulary has been empirically linked to academic achievement. Research supports that to retain words and comprehend meaning in text, students need … Continue reading

Understanding the Common Core Foundational Skills

The Common Core Foundational Skills are—quite literally—the “foundation” upon which all reading success is built and include: Phonological Awareness Phonics Word Recognition Fluency Phonological awareness is the ability to hear, identify and use individual sounds—phonemes—in spoken words. Phonological awareness improves … Continue reading

What are the Common Core Standards?

For over a decade educators across the nation have used a range of reading and writing standards to guide literacy instruction in classrooms. Building on this firm foundation, the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) shift gears to provide American … Continue reading

Students take part in 3rd annual Walk-A-Thon

Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade at Kawana Elementary School, Santa Rosa, take part in their school’s 3rd annual Walk-A-Thon. Staff track the number of laps completed by students in a 30 minute period and use it as a fundraiser … Continue reading

Make the Home-School Connection

Get valuable Homework assignment strategies that use Kid Scoop News as a resource to link home to school. Continue reading

How to use Kid Scoop News in the classroom

Read our strategies for reciprocal teaching and check out our example of how one page can turn into two valuable math lessons. Continue reading