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Offline Ruth Chung

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Learn with News!
« on: March 10, 2020, 10:40:20 PM »
This website, Learn with News ( was created for the purpose of teaching adult English literacy by reading current news stories. Every news story written has the option of different levels (Levels 1-3), with additional resources. Some the additional resources focus on difficult words, listening activities, synonym matching, true or false questions, unscrambling sentences, and conversation questions. The site also includes a page of answers (for the activities). This is a great resource to use when wanting to incorporate relevant, authentic content into the classroom (especially for older learners in high school or beyond).

I would probably use this with older learners, and use it as part of a daily (weekly?) exercise to keep students updated while practicing level-appropriate literacy skills, learning new vocabulary and having conversation about current events. One week, an instructor could also go more in depth into a certain article and have students write a journal response to something happening in the news.