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News Sites for Elementary Students
These sites have news, sports, and weather that are geared toward elementary students. Includes current news, games, videos, and quizzes. Included are links to eThemes resources on writing newspaper articles and producing newspapers.
Take the "Daily News Quiz." This site is actually a learning network for students, teachers, and parents. The material is appropriate for grades 3-12. Site includes a lesson plan search function. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Students can read the latest news and vote on a current issue. "Special Reports" has news items for the month or news of special interest to children. Check out the "Homework Hub" or "Games and Quizzes."
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This site emphasizes news relating to the charity, Christian Aid. Learn about poverty in east Africa. Students can click on "Games" or "Homework Help." Find "Your Poems" and watch a video of poetry reading. NOTE: The site has a message board.
These sites have tips for writing newspaper stories. Learn how to write using an inverted pyramid and answer the questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how. Includes information about headlines, leads, and story angles.
These sites include tips on creating a newspaper for elementary classrooms. There's information on interviewing, writing and photography. Includes sites on advertising and circulation. There are also activity ideas for using newspapers as a teaching tool.
These sites provide ideas for integrating current events via newspaper, magazines, and television into curriculums. There are suggested ideas on teaching current events, warm-up activities, lesson plans, quizzes, and news resources. There are links to eThemes Resources on News Sites for Elementary Students and Newspapers: Classroom Activities.