Editor's note: Allie Spiva, 4th-grade teacher advisor from Florida, takes great advantage of the engaging articles in Storyworks, especially in late spring when she wants to keep her students focused. She has developed a "Make a Choice Monday" strategy that allows her class to use articles and debates that they want to explore further, but couldn't tie into their previous curriculum units. This has been so successful for Allie that others on her grade level team are implementing it, and now she's sharing it with you!
Why this strategy? I need both fun and skill-building actitivities to engage my kiddos at this point in the year! Storyworks always provides amazing articles that keep kids engrossed in text-based discussions.