Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Current events for kids

Keeping up with current events is an important part of being an informed citizen. Reading news stories also builds vocabulary and general knowledge, enhances comprehension of nonfiction writing, and helps young people develop critical thinking skills, such as an understanding of fact vs. opinion.

However, much news media aimed at adults has content that may not be appropriate for younger readers. Fortunately, there are news websites aimed at students. Take a look at:

CNN Student News
KidsPost from the Washington Post
The Learning Network from the New York Times
Student News Net from Britannica
Time for Kids

If you log into World Book Online you will also find an "In the Headlines" section (in World Book Advanced) and a "Today" section (in World Book Student), both of which feature selected top news stories. See your class website or Ms. Simeon's SWIFT or Sharepoint pages for login details.

1 comment:

Deepa Gopal said...

Check out http://www.youngzine.com - Current News articles, videos, games, polls, etc - specifically chosen or created for kids 8-15