An informational Center for reading and listening skills. Online Informational articles, blogs, e-books, infographics, and videos are included in this hyper-linked, hot button PowerPoint. A headphones icon is displayed on the slide, giving the student a heads-up that headphones are needed before they begin.
Writing activities include creating summaries, designing posters, trading cards, etc.
Designed as a literacy center- students can work via assigned number for differentiating instruction or if you have early finishers in class, they can progress through each activity day by day. Since student choice is a big plus in this center- the sites can be re-used often by the same students- where they choose a different reading the next time they visit the site.
Various levels of readings/videos are included but most fit grades 5-8.
I am not responsible for any content blocked by your school although most if not all should work well. (Usually if you speak to your IT person, they can unblock a site for educational purposes.)
Be advised that some readings/videos may contain advertising on the site, though none that would be deemed inappropriate.