CRITICAL THINKING...NEWS REVIEWS
In this piece, I have presented 10 of the many REAL news items I find, edit and relate to curriculum for use in my classroom. I have used these in classrooms of all ages because they provide real life news and a chance for students to comment, write or research afterwards.
These news reviews are excellent for use when a little something different needs to be put into the day. They are especially good to be left in a file for use by substitute teachers and during times when students complete assignments and you want curriculum based activities for them to turn to.
They are also excellent as activities for center work, activities for partner and small group work as well as for whole class discussions and debates.
The news articles cross curriculum as well as enhance it and I can guarantee they will spark the interest of most if not all of your students.