The Smithsonian Institute is offering a FREE site with articles for your students in a blog- format where your students can safely make comments on each article. You then approve the comment for classroom publishing or public publishing ~ depending on district standards. The really cool part of this is that each article has lexiles attached to them. Some of the articles can even be bumped up or down in lexile. A quick little quiz can accompany the article as well as a writing prompt to help students dig deeper.... into the text.
Tween Tribute Offers
- High-interest articles
- Lexile leveing for K-12 (K-4) (5-8) (9-12) (Spanish)
- Self-Scoring Quizes
- Lesson Plans
- Critical Thinking Questions that the teacher does not have to come up with and that students can comment on after reading the article.