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School Issues: Recess

Central Research Question: How important is recess to the development of kids?

Grade 5
Articles with Reading Levels: 5.0-5.9
Grade 6
Articles with Reading Levels: 6.0-6.9

Article Name: Rhode Island Lawmakers Latest to Argue School Recess Laws
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 900)
Author: Matt O'Brien
Date Published: May 20, 2016
Guiding Question: What is being done to increase recess time for students?
Grade level: 5.4

Article Name: The Cost and Benefit of 'Recess Coaches'
Source: WISN
Author:Scott Wainscott
Date Published: November 3, 2015
Guiding Question: What should recess look like for students? 
Grade Level: 5.7

Article Name: Doing Physical Exercises Before Spelling and Math Exercises?
Source: Journal-Constitution via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 840)
Author: Helena Oliviero
Date Published: September 25, 2013
Guiding Question: How does physical activity affect brain function?
Grade Level: 5.2

Article Name: Want to Boost Your Brain? Get Moving and Exercise!
Source: Chicago Tribune via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 940)
Author: Julie Deardorff
Date Published: September 30, 2015
Guiding Question: How can exercise impact brain productivity?
Grade level: 6.5


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Article Name: More Playtime! How Kids Succeed with Recess Four Times a Day at School
Source:KQed News
Author: Christopher Connelly
Date Published: January 4, 2016
Guiding Question:What should recess look like for students? 
Grade Level: 8.5

Article Name: How Schools Ruined Recess — and Four Things Needed to Fix It
Source: Washington Post
Author: Valerie Strauss
Date Published: February 4, 2015
Guiding Question: What should recess look like for students? 
Grade Level: 8.7

Article Name: School Hopes 'Recess Coach' Will Pay Off in Classroom
Source: ABC News
Author:T.J. Winick
Date Published: May 10, 2010
Guiding Question: What should recess look like for students? 
Grade Level: 8.4