An interactive curriculum geared for students in Grades 3 – 8

….that uses current, high interest nonfiction articles from national
newspapers to engage students in reading, writing, and critical thinking.

Lesson Elements…

Newspaper Article

Newspaper Article

An article of current and high interest from a national newspaper. All paragraphs are numbered for ease of reference by instructors and students.
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For the Instructor

For the Instructor

Step-by-step suggestions for planning and presenting each lesson, including tie-in websites, supplies needed, time requirements, and warm-up activities.
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Student Questions

Student Questions

Five questions designed to teach students vocabulary and higher-order thinking and reading skills.
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Teacher Answer Key

Teacher Answer Key

Answers to questions posed on the Student Questions sheet along with citations of applicable content and skill standards for each question.
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Extension Activities

Extension Activities

A set of activities linked to the article content, geared to stimulate students to improve their literacy.
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Critical Thinking Skills
that Meet State Standards
Critical Thinking Skills that Meet State Standards
  • Information text/nonfiction reading and writing
  • Aligned to Common Core Standards for English Language Arts
  • Higher order thinking skills
  • Available weekly – 32 issues
  • Uses current national newspaper articles
  • Two grade levels: Level I (Grades 3-5) Level II (Grades 6-8)
  • Download each week via internet with 24/7 accessibility