Be sure to check out the awesome NYTimes Learning Network Blog this year. Today they shared “12 Ways to Use the Learning Network Blog This School Year” and there are some great ideas there! My co-teacher, Jon, and I will be sharing some of our ideas later this month. No worries, I will point you there when the first entry is published! We have our students read the paper and respond to an article every day and we will be publishing some of our daily writing prompts/questions each week.
In the mean time, be sure to check out the updated “Who’s Who at the Learning Network”. I am honored to be working with such amazing teachers! It’s going to be a great year and the Learning Network is an invaluable resource. All of their lessons and ideas are free and they are all great. And even though the paper has a paywall in place you can access an unlimited number of articles as long as you click through from the Learning Network blog.* No worries about hitting your 10 articles in the first week of the month!
Do you use the newspaper with your students?
*Edited to clarify- Every article that the Learning Netword blog links to is free if you click through the blog. You don’t have to worry about using your 10 free articles each month while checking out lesson plans and classroom ideas.