If you are looking for a way to add some positivity into your classroom, while still teaching your standards, try Tell Me Something Good.
This product includes the resources you need to add some good news into your classroom. You can utilize these resources as a warm up, station or center activity, homework, or basic nonfiction activity.
Included in the product is:
List of good news resources
I have included 8 different resources to use to find good news stories. Many of these stories not only include a written news article, but many of them include a video.
List of general questions to be used by the teacher
I have included a list of questions that can be used with any article. They focus on generic questions that would be asked of nonfiction texts. There will be many text specific questions that you will be able to add.
Student handout sheet
There is a worksheet that students could answer individually, in groups, as a class, for homework, for extra credit, etc. Specific questions were chosen for the worksheet.
General text question – task card version
These task cards are designed to be used by the students. They are the same general questions that are included on the teacher hand out, but they are written on individual task cards. These task cards could be placed in a station with the articles. They could be passed out to groups of students and then answered in a jigsaw fashion. You could select a few of them and place them on an overhead for all students to answer.
Blank half sheets
These half sheets are used in my classroom when this activity is done as a warm up or bell ringer. I place the sheets by the door and the students pick them up when they come in. They know that they will use this to write their answers to the questions that I ask.
To be used to grade student responses