Top Critical Reading Lessons of 2019-20: Pet Themes

XTRA Weekly Pet Themes

Two things are always in short supply for teachers: their time and their budget. Therefore, XTRA Weekly was created as a time-saving, budget-friendly solution that teaches students critical reading of a newspaper article, engages readers in higher-order thinking, and provides step-by-step directions for the instructor to deliver the lesson plan. An annual subscription includes 32 … Read more

Top Critical Reading Lessons of 2019-20: Science Themes

Top Lessons - Science Themes

Do you agree that teachers, more than ever, need resources that can be adapted for in-school, after-school, or virtual learning? In addition, do you believe that upper elementary and middle school students benefit from a curriculum that teaches them skills for critical reading, writing, and thinking? At XTRA Weekly, we’ve developed a solution that uses … Read more

Top Critical Reading Lessons of 2019-20: Home Themes

XTRA Weekly - Home Themes

In today’s environment with the COVID-19 crisis, teachers and parents need more distance learning tools for teaching upper elementary and middle school students about critical reading, writing, and thinking. You’re about to discover a versatile solution called XTRA Weekly that can be used in the classroom, in after-school programs, or with distance learning. The successful … Read more

Top Critical Reading Lessons of 2019-20: Health Themes

Top Critical Reading - Health Issues

Envision a solution that teaches students critical reading of a newspaper article, engages readers in higher-order thinking, and provides step-by-step directions for the instructor to deliver the lesson plan. Now, imagine that it’s budget-friendly and has 32 weekly lessons for the entire school year. You’re not dreaming, the solution is available and it’s called XTRA … Read more

Top Critical Reading Lessons of 2019-20: Food Themes

Top articles - Food theme

Upper elementary and middle school students—now more than ever—need to develop strong critical reading skills and understand current events in this age of distance learning, fake news, and misinformation. But, educators find it challenging and time consuming to review newspaper articles then create a lesson plan with exercises that are interactive and challenging for students. … Read more

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XTRA Weekly Lesson Elements

Need a FREE resource to help with teaching critical reading, writing, and thinking in the age of COVID-19? Developing an interactive, nonfiction literacy curriculum for students is difficult—but it just became easier. Introducing… XTRA Weekly! Discover our web-based educational curriculum that uses newspaper articles to engage students in high-interest, current events stories. Best of all, … Read more