Classroom Resource: The New York Times Learning NetworkPenny Brown, ABE Teacher
The New York Times Learning Network offers a variety of learning activities that are relevant to adult education learners. Consider these resources to supplement your current instruction.
Reading, Writing, Discussion
- Daily Lessons provide reading, writing, and discussion activities based on a featured article or educational activities. A sample of recent lessons include “What’s Emerging from Melting Ice?” and “How Maps Reshape American Politics.”
- Student Opinion invites students to make an argument or create a personal narrative.
- Word of the Day builds vocabulary.
Photos, Graphs and Videos
- What’s Going On in This Picture? – An intriguing image is posted every Sunday night. The reveal and back story is published on Thursday.
- What’s Going on in This Graph? – A weekly “Notice and Wonder” prompt appears on Friday. The reveal is published the following Thursday
- The Learning Network Film Club – A collection of short documentary films under 10 minutes and related discussion questions.
Geography & Current Events
- The Country of the Week Quiz builds knowledge of world geography.
- The Weekly News Quiz for Students encourages attention to current events.
- A variety of Contests encourage reading, writing, and vocabulary development.
Note: All screenshots are from https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-activities-for-students
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