For years, I have tried to share a related article as appropriate with my classes. Often times it was a news article related to a data collection lab. However, I feel more impact for reading in math class is from informational reading with graphs/data related pieces.
One day each week, I plan to use a “Laker Literacy” article (named penned by data team in school wide iniative last spring) or Stat Rat (Graph or Data related piece).
Today, my Algebra 2s read this article from a Quality Core unit on Patterns and Sequences.
I asked students to number the paragraphs 1-6. After time to read, they were instructed NOT to answer the questions on the back, but rather as they read each question, make a note of which paragraph from the article could be used in helping them respond to that question.
We will be using the article and questions next class.