I am always looking for age and reading level- appropriate texts for my students. A serious problem I find in my classroom is that students know very little about current events and real-world problems. However, many news stories contain language above my 7th graders’ abilities (keeping in mind that most of them are NOT reading at grade level). Please reply with sources you find useful for teaching elementary-middle students about current events. Media is great, but written texts would be ideal.
I will post the responses I receive!
We’re excited to see what you come up with!
You could also use Twurdy to search topics — it will give you the reading level of the site.