Teacher Review for Smithsonian: TweenTribune

This website is magic for an inclusive classroom. I can assign an article and my students can access it at a level at which they are comfortable. The search feature makes it trivial to find articles that pertain to the subject I am teaching.

R M.
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this product to assign readings to students that they can access at their own level of literacy.
My Take
The best part is that the articles convey virtually the same content at each lexile level, but the language used is either more advanced to challenge accelerated readers or more basic to accommodate readers who need more scaffolding to grasp the content. The articles are sized such that I can assign an article for students to read and still have time to do an activity and discuss what they learned. I am happy with this site and would recommend it to any teacher looking to enhance their classrooms with a dose of assistive technology.