Designed for the iPad and iPhone by Press4Kids, the News-O-Matic, Daily Reading for Kids app provides images, videos, and maps to accompany fivedaily news stories, in English and Spanish,at three reading levels.
The two-part film The Graduates/Los Graduados, which aired on the PBS seriesIndependent Lens, tells the stories of six Latino and Latina students and the challenges they face as they make their way through US high schools.
A free online lesson provided by The New York Times Learning Network helps English language learners increase their Englishvocabulary as well as their civic literacy. In the lesson, students view a video highlighting a Democratic presidential debate that occurred in March 2016.
The goal of a Socratic seminar is for students to help one another understand the ideas, issues, and values reflected in a specific text. Students are responsible for facilitating a discussion around ideas in the text rather than asserting opinions. Through a process of listening, making meaning, and finding common ground, students work toward shared understanding.