The Student News Daily app in the classroom:
“The StudentNewsDaily app is student friendly. Students become engaged in the text immediately. The topics are very interesting and span across all disciplines. Students are empowered with confidence to encourage meaningful conversation. The pre-made questions are rigorous and require higher order thinking skills.”
Mrs. Goodwin of Performance Learning Center High School in Charlotte, NC
Quick overview of what’s in the app:
- Daily News Article: Comprehension and critical thinking questions are found on the article page, below the article. In addition, we provide “Background” and “Resources” (including video clips, maps and links) below the questions to give students a better understanding of the current events story.
- Tuesday’s World Events: three news stories from around the world. Questions are found below the article. In addition, “Background” and “Resources” are provided below the questions.
- Wednesday’s Example of Media Bias is a weekly example of biased news reporting. Also included on this page are questions about the excerpt and definitions of the types of media bias. (Note: answers to the questions in this category can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the page.)
- Thursday’s Editorial is a weekly opinion article from the web. Questions asking students to explain their opinion or reaction are found below the article. As individual views vary, answers are not provided for this category.
- Friday’s Editorial Cartoon is accompanied by questions requiring the student to demonstrate understanding of the cartoonist’s intended meaning. Answers to the questions can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
- Friday’s News Quiz, a 10 question multiple choice or true/false quiz with questions relating to the week’s five “Daily News Articles.”
In addition to the main categories, we provide other current events items under “Extras!” (such as Human Interest News Stories, posted on Mondays, which are news briefs that are generally amusing and sometimes thought-provoking.)