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Introduce Informational Text with Current Events on Mobile Devices

February 8, 2015

Over the past few months I’ve shared some of the reasons why I love News-O-Matic. It is a terrific resource for informational text and social studies.  Current events are a wonderful way to engage students in nonfiction reading.  Are you looking for world or national news stories? Searching for articles on sports and entertainment? News-O-Matic publishes five new passages for students to read each day.

Informational Text with Current Events

Informational TextThis app is available on all mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle). It is perfect for elementary school students. News-O-Matic has lots of special features. This includes bilingual features. It offers each of their daily articles in English and Spanish.  Students can switch back and forth and hear both texts read aloud.

There are assessment questions that give teachers an understanding of how well a student was able to comprehend what they read.  Teachers can customize these questions. They align to the Common Core.  Each article can be tailored to multiple reading levels making it easy to differentiate instruction.

Visit their website to learn more!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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