Teacher Review for Smithsonian: TweenTribune

Age Appropriate Articles

Ellen M.
Classroom teacher
Wappingers Falls Junior High School
Wappingers Falls, United States
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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
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
At the beginning of each school day we have a D.E.A.R. session....Drop Everything And Read. Everyone in the building is supposed to read. Not everyone brings a book so tween tribune is ideal. The students enjoy being able to participate and being able to keep up with the latest news.
My Take
I appreciate having something age appropriate for my students to use during our D.E.A.R. sessions. I actually had my students evaluate the site and the feedback was positive. They appreciated the variety of articles. Later in the school year I may pick one article for the whole class to read and start a threaded discussion on My Big Campus so students can share their thoughts. This would expose them to others perception of the same article.