Teacher Review for Smithsonian: TweenTribune

Great nonfiction articles at many different reading levels

Joanna C.
Classroom teacher
Ballico Elementary School
Ballico, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Allow students to find articles that they are interested in to read for independent reading time. If I assign an article I look for articles that have comprehension questions attached that fit content that we are currently studying about.
My Take
This site has a variety of articles to chose from and is appropriate for students from Kinder to 12th grade. This allows me to find articles that will fit my students needs in class no matter what level they are currently reading at. I also like that students can leave comments and as the teacher can choose to allow them to be public or private allowing students to interact with other students from other schools/classes.