Empowering youth literacy, reading fluency and global awareness through current events, books, and movies.
I just read this article written by Eric Curts. I suggest you click on the link below to check out his web-page. Below I have copied the links I think look interesting for our students in both middle school and high school for learning English and keeping up with the latest news.
Current event and general interest articles are a wonderful resource for students. They can be used for researching a topic, staying informed on what’s happening in the news, pleasure reading, and more. Source: Control Alt Achieve: 15 Awesome Article Sites for Students
#1 – CommonLit
Website – https://www.commonlit.org/en/texts
This site has a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 3rd-12th grade classrooms, searchable by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard.
#2 – DOGOnews
Website – https://www.dogonews.com
Current event articles covering news, science, social studies, world events, environment, sports, and more.
#3 – NY Times Article of the Day
Website – https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-article-of-the-day
This site takes one New York Times article per day and pairs it with detailed questions for pre-reading, discussion, and writing.
#4 – Student Daily News
Website – https://www.studentnewsdaily.com/
Content for students including a daily news article, world events, editorials, and more,
#5 – TweenTribune
Website – http://tweentribune.com
Each article is written at four different reading levels so the content can be used K-12.
#6 – Youngzine
Website – http://youngzine.org
This site is updated weekly with news articles aimed at upper elementary through high school students.