Teacher HELPLINE: Best News Sites for Kids?

Teacher Faye writes: “What are some websites that have news articles appropriate to use with fifth graders?” Below, our teacher helpliners share their favorite news sites for classroom use. TweenTribune.com. – Christian C. DOGONews.com. – Katie S. BBC Newsround in the […]

Teacher Faye writes:

“What are some websites that have news articles appropriate to use with fifth graders?”

Below, our teacher helpliners share their favorite news sites for classroom use.

  • TweenTribune.com. – Christian C.
  • DOGONews.com. – Katie S.
  • BBC Newsround in the UK. – Caroline R.
  • Smithsonian Kids. – China R.
  • Time For Kids. – Kim J.
  • Newsela.com. You can differentiate the reading levels. – Samantha C.
  • ScienceA-Z.com. They post a free “science in the news” issue each month with three reading levels. High interest! – Kelly H.
  • Try ReadWorks.org. – Susan W.
  • ScienceNews.org is great for science articles. I sometimes post the picture from the article and use it as a writing prompt prior to students reading the article. Then we share and read the article together, compare what we thought to the reality, and answer the questions. – Felecia M.
  • Scholastic News. – Laura F.
  • I have the app Student Daily News. It provides different categories of articles, which is awesome. – Symone H.
  • TeachingKidsNews.com – Sheri B.
  • The New York Times has tons of lessons for kids aligned to articles with links to other information. You get ten articles free per month. – Cheryl M.

Teachers, what sites would you add to this list?

WeAreTeachers Staff

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