Teacher Review For PBS Newshour Extra

PBS Newshour Extra provides engaging articles, lesson plans, and discussion topics.

Janine B.
Classroom teacher
San Elijo Middle School
San Marcos, CA
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
As I include more informational text into my units, this is an excellent resource to address current events that are relevant to the themes and content of the literature we are reading. This has helped my students make text-to-world connections of which they otherwise wouldn't have been aware.
My Take
Although this website offers many learning opportunities, teachers, as always, will need to tailor the lessons to fit their classes' individual needs. There is quite a bit potential here for integration into existing units, but teachers will need to be selective.