Help your students stay updated with news articles for kids from DOGO News.
Watch as SimpleK12’s Teacher Learning Community Trainer Monica Burns reveals how to keep students informed with DOGO News. There are many features unique to DOGO News which make it a great resource to use with students in the classroom.
Monica quickly points out how each news article at DOGO contains tags for different standards, as well as grade level. The articles also highlight specific vocabulary words so you can prepare students beforehand, or go over new words as you reach them in the text. To help with comprehension, there are built-in questions and a vocabulary list included at the bottom of each text.
One thing not mentioned in Monica’s video that I’d like to point out is DOGO’s other websites, DOGO Books and DOGO Movies. These sites were created as a safe place for kids to share their opinions about books and movies. Each media selection is moderated and reviewed before becoming part of the site. This ensures that only material appropriate for kids displays.
DOGO Books especially stands out, as this site looks like a great resource to help reluctant readers get excited about their reading material. Students can browse through areas of interest, and read what other kids are saying about their favorite books.
For more on news articles for kids, take a look at Teaching Current Events: Finding Resources Online. Join Monica Burns as she shares more favorite online resources for finding current events for your classroom. These fantastic, free resources can grab the attention of your readers while helping them understand local, national, and global news stories.
How might you use DOGO news in the classroom with your students? Share your thoughts on a comment on this article.
About Our “News Articles for Kids” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.