A Timely Election Text

By Anna Starecheski


We all know that this election season has been, shall we say, messy. We've heard from many teachers that it's been a struggle to teach their students about this election.

Here at Scholastic, we want to help you teach your students about the presidential election in age-appropriate ways. Our colleague Elliott Rubhun is quoted in this wonderful article from The Washington Post. We highly recommend you check it out—Elliott offers practical advice for how to teach the election for each grade level. For more on the election for kids, check out Scholastic's election coverage here.

For a more general conversation about politics, check out my article in Scope: "Is It Wrong To Talk About the Election?" The polarizing nature of this particular upcoming presidential election makes this article an ideal read in these final days leading up to November 8th. I also provide information about civil discourse, which is a great lens through which to explore the election in your classroom.

The article comes with a great constructed-response activity too! And here is a wonderful step-by-step guide to using my article for test-readiness.


Anna Starecheski is Assistant Editor at Storyworks Jr.

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