CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily English learning program for middle and high school students produced by the journalists and educators at CNN.
Some suggested teaching strategies:
After viewing CNN Student News, use the Daily Discussion to help students discuss and understand the stories covered in the program. The questions are designed to promote critical thinking and are written for middle and high school students, but they can easily be adapted for upper elementary school classes if you feel the topics addressed are appropriate.
The Media Literacy Question of the Day is designed to help students examine media messages and their delivery. You can use it as a great discussion starter either before or after watching the show.
Distribute copies of the Daily Transcript and have students read the stories. Then, have students write their individual responses to that day’s Daily Discussion questions or the weekly Newsquiz. This approach can be used to promote reading comprehension as well as in ELL classes.
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