Reading and Critical Thinking Skills
- Ask students to read a particular current event article for homework or take turns reading aloud in class.
- Start a class discussion around this article; ask about the central theme and why the author thought it was important to write about the event. Do they agree or disagree? If so why?
- Use the article to start a class discussion by asking students the central theme and why the author thought it was important to write about the event. Do they think Agree/ Disagree? If so why?
- Identify unfamiliar and challenging words from the Vocab list at the end of the article and discuss meanings with the class.
- Create spelling lists and tests around the Vocab words.
- Ask students to seek out the synonyms and antonyms of the Vocab words.
- Pictures Speak A Thousand Words – Ask students to pick their favorite picture and describe it in their own words.
- Ask students to identify the main theme of the article and write a short summary.
Beyond the classroom and article
- Pick any general knowledge article and ask students to conduct additional research and write a summary.