Teacher Review for Simple English Wikipedia

Good because it is exactly what it says - SIMPLE

James D.
Educator/Curriculum Developer
IdeaDriven Education
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
I usually present Simple Wikipedia to all students and subtly encourage some students to use it as a starting point when they want to get general background knowledge on a topic. For most students, it's JUST a starting point, but for some students who are new to English or have particular difficulty with reading, I might (ONLY at certain points in the year) settle for the understanding they build from this site.
My Take
There is nothing amazing about Simple Wikipedia, but it does present. in accessible language. basic information on certain topics. With the footnotes, there is definitely opportunity to explore a topic further,.