Teacher Review for Smithsonian: TweenTribune

Easy to read high interest current event articles for teens.

Julia B.
Special education instructor
Ridge High School
Basking Ridge, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I created a classroom using TeenTribune in which my students would read and respond to articles, but I found that my students enjoyed it more when I printed out articles and we read and discussed them together. The cite is very organized and articles are arranged into categories. Articles are highly engaging and interesting to students.
My Take
TweenTribune offers high interest articles for all ages. Some articles are longer than others. This is a great tool to improve students' knowledge of the world around them and develop their reading skills.