Sunday, October 21, 2012

Appy-Picking Month: Teen Kids News

I have often noticed Teen Kids News playing on the TV while I am at the gym on weekends and wished it were around when I was a kid.  While not technically an app, Teen Kids News is a great way to employ your Safari app to present these short news stories to your students.  Kids don't want to hear adults blather on all the time, sometimes it is nice for them to get information from other kids!  Teen Kids News presents brief news stories (seemingly not YouTube-based, so probably not blocked on you) from kids' perspectives, but will also please you with their focus on health, well-being and inspirational teens. From a speech and language perspective, this resource will provide a good context for storytelling, expository text structure, social development, and modeling public speaking strategies:

Common Core Connection:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

1 comment:

  1. I can def. use this withe my middle school students. Thanks for sharing Sean!