Teacher Review For CNN Student News

Timely news in easy to digest segments.

Dana C.
Media specialist/librarian
Whitefish Middle 5-6
Whitefish, MT
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This is a great warm-up activity to get kids thinking about their role in government and critically assessing whether the report has any bias.
My Take
Although CNN Newsroom has been around since the 90s, it has changed direction to a very focused snapshot of current news events. The segments may be watched individually or as a whole 10 minute program. Because of the video format, students with low reading ability appreciate a chance to get the facts and share their opinions.