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Engage Thriving Readers with Explorer Magazine and Stephanie Harvey

2018 National Geographic Education Fellow and literacy expert Stephanie Harvey collaborated with the Explorer magazine team to improve the classroom resource for students grades K-5/6. As part of the collaboration, the team developed a four-part video series that takes a deep dive into Explorer and its supplementary features. Explorer Magazine with Stephanie HarveyWatch this introductory video to learn how you can utilize Explorer to engage … Continue reading Engage Thriving Readers with Explorer Magazine and Stephanie Harvey

Literacy Moves: Annotating and writing with Explorer magazine

by Jim Bentley, fifth-grade teacher, National Geographic Fellow and Explorer In my last post, I shared how I coach students to navigate the paper version of Explorer magazine using Kylene Beers’ Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies.  The big idea was this: Avoid teaching students how to engage a specific text; rather, teach them a system to interrogate text by noticing what … Continue reading Literacy Moves: Annotating and writing with Explorer magazine

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Building Student Empathy Around the Plastic Pollution Crisis

Justine Ammendolia is a marine biologist, a National Geographic Explorer, and, for a brief time, an expert in bird poop. It all began in 2014 when she traveled to Greenland with a grant from National Geographic to study the feeding habits of arctic seabirds. Unable to locate their food source, Ammendolia began looking in the next best place: their poop. That’s when she found something … Continue reading Building Student Empathy Around the Plastic Pollution Crisis

Reading is Fun! by Stephanie Harvey

I know that teachers have a lot to juggle. When it comes to reading, you know things can get complicated. Kids simply need more time to read, and they need reading materials that are interesting and enjoyable. Every issue of Explorer magazine is packed with engaging nonfiction content and stunning images—the kind that you expect from National Geographic. Explorer magazine invites kids to be explorers … Continue reading Reading is Fun! by Stephanie Harvey

Give Your Students a Subscription to Exploration with Explorer magazine!

I’ve found that Young Explorer magazine emphasizes to my learners that they are explorers. They see themselves in this identity, and the magazine allows them to tap into that mindset cross-curricularly. It also shows them diverse models of exploration as well as topics they may have not considered before. Continue reading Give Your Students a Subscription to Exploration with Explorer magazine!