Monday, November 17, 2014
Leveled News Reading (3-10)
Larry Ferlazzo posted three sites that provide leveled reading about current events:
NEWSELA provides several “levels” of the same newspaper articles, along with accompanying online quizzes, that students can read and take. For a small fee, Teachers can create a virtual classroom, assign articles and monitor student progress. However, students can read the articles for free without having to pay anything.
News in Levels offers similar resourceand is free,, but without the ability to track student progress online.
For the Teachers has similar leveled articles available for download. It, too, is free.
50 Ways to Use Current Events
The NYT lists 50 ways to teach current events. Suggestions are divided into categories:
- Reading and Writing
- Speaking and Listening
- Games and Quizzes
- Photographs, Illustrations, Videos and Infographics
- Design and Creativity
- Making Connections
- Building Skills
Great Site for Humanities
200 Free Resources
70+ Websites for Globalizing Your Classroom
This site describes itself as a site that "provides a list of links to websites which specialize in equipping teachers with resources and/or training so as to bring the world to their students."