Teacher Review For DOGO News

Great way to add relevant nonfiction reading to your classroom daily!

Erin W.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades Pre-K, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This website is a great tool to supplement your nonfiction library. On this website kids can read nonfiction articles of interest to them, or you can assign articles that relate to something you are studying. For example, when studying biomes with my 3rd graders, I had all students go to dogonews.com to search for articles about biomes. They found two really interesting articles about rainforests and the tundra. Students can search by category or grade level. So if reading level is a concern for some, you could have them select K-3 instead of whatever grade they are in.
My Take
I really like this tool, on top of having really well written nonfiction articles, there are also short video clips to go with each article (this ups the interest level for many students) and students have the ability to comment. If you have a limited number of computers available to students, you can also print the articles.