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Hello Teachers!

Click on the icons for interactive news experiences for you and your students. The news-related lesson plans offer an easy way to integrate technology into your program. There are writing assignments with instruction, video and polling, informational text with interactive comprehension quizzes, and much more. They're easy to use and make use of the latest in technology’s learning tools.


Word of the Day

A great vocabulary builder, terrific for SAT practice.

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Quote of the Day

The box has an inspirational quote for today. What do you think it means? Pick someone in today's news who would benefit from hearing this quote. Write a paragraph explaining why you chose that person for this quote.

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Around the Globe

Here are news stories from around the globe. You can click on the dots on the globe to read or hear news from around the world. See if you can find the news story that is happening closest to where you live. Then find a story in your local news about the same topic or the same type. Write a paragraph about what you learned. Click on the right arrow to see more news from around the world.

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Comparing News Stories

Here is a story making news today. Find one like it in your newspaper or news website and write a comparison of the two.

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Lesson Plans for Teachers

Ten+ lesson plans in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, timed to this week's events.

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Activity Sheet

Can be printed and distributed to students.

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Newsie k-3

A video and news activity for students in grades K-3.

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Video News Views

A video and news poll activity for grades 4 and higher. Updated weekly.

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Write the News

Before you became a critical reader/writer, you may have received a note from your teacher on a paper you wrote. It may have said, “Use transitions.” If so, you learned that you now need an arsenal of words to ease a reader from idea to idea.

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From the Core

Informational text with a self-assessment comprehension quiz. Updated weekly.

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Page One Prime

The first page of a newspaper is “prime” real estate. It’s where the most important stories are often found. That’s why it’s helpful to understand what’s behind those stories – because they matter.

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