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Review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Education | Updated March 2020

Smithsonian: TweenTribune

Trustworthy tween news site has cool classroom component

Subjects & skills
  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies

  • Critical Thinking
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Leslie M. , Classroom teacher
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Alamosa Park Elementary School
Oceanside, United States
High interest, non-fiction quick reads that includes a quiz and student comment feature.
It is a great non-fiction news site with a wide variety of articles written at differentiated Lexile levels. I can see how it would appeal to younger ages, but for my 4th and 5th graders it is right on target. I love the daily quiz and immediate feedback for students. I appreciate that there is a writing opportunity for students. The site is very teacher friendly and offers several resources, links and tips for teachers. The critical thinking prompts at the end of each article help spark student discus ...
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