Teaching Kids 21st-Century Skills With News-O-Matic and ScienceDaily

Daily News

News-O-Matic is an interactive daily news resource for students in grades K through 8. Every weekday, it publishes articles that teach kids 21st-century skills. It’s available across the web and on all mobile devices, so students can learn anywhere and anytime. The interactive stories engage children with engaging informational text, helping them become more critical thinkers and global citizens.

ScienceDaily features breaking news about the latest discoveries in science, health, and the environment. The site provides articles from leading universities, scientific journals and research organizations. These articles are organized into 12 topic categories. Each topic page includes headlines and summaries of stories, as well as links to relevant sources and journal citations.

Browse through text sets by state and national standards, and find learning resources that make teaching and learning easy. Articles are correlated to the Common Core and other literacy, science and social studies curriculums, so teachers can easily integrate the content into their classrooms.

Breaking News

Each day, News-2-You delivers a fresh set of exciting world, sports and entertainment news stories in both our regular newspaper editions and Breaking News format. Each Breaking News story is short and can be read quickly by students with diverse reading needs. The format supports reading standards for informational text, and it offers students the opportunity to read and share news articles with classmates.

Thousands of schools incorporate News-2-You articles into their literacy, science, and social studies curricula. The site’s search bar enables users to easily find news stories by category, keyword, and date. The site also features a “Read to Me” feature, which records each article as it’s being read by a trained native speaker.

The website’s articles are written at multiple Lexile levels for students of all reading abilities, and all articles are translated by professional translators into English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin. These language versions are read out loud in authentic dialect through a “Read to Me” feature.

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The Daily News is a morning daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City, New York. Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, it is the oldest and largest tabloid newspaper in the United States. It is a subsidiary of the Tribune Company.

Its editorial stance is flexiblely centrist, although it has long been a conservative publication. As of 2019, it was ranked the 11th-highest circulation newspaper in the United States.