Teaching students how to identify high-quality news begins with building solid media literacy skills

5 websites to help students build media literacy skills


Teaching students how to identify high-quality news begins with building solid media literacy skills

2. DOGOnews works to empower literacy, reading fluency, and global awareness through current events and books. The site offers digestible news stories written for kids, and teachers can search by grade or content categories.

3. Newsela is a news-as-literacy instructional platform that takes authentic, real world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels, so content is accessible to every learner.

4. YR Media is a national network of young journalists and artists that collaborates with peers around the country and top media professionals to create content that matters. The site features many hotly-debated news topics sure to spark debate and analysis.

5. The Learning Network, from The New York Times, publishes about 1,000 teaching resources each school year, all based on using Times content–articles, essays, images, videos, graphics and podcasts–as teaching tools across subject areas.

Laura Ascione

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