Tween Tribune: A digital look at current events

/ / Common Core, Digital Reading

Tween Tribune is a great web site with news articles age appropriate for children, tweens, and teenagers. With Common Core advocating for more nonfiction texts for our students this site offers daily reports. Whether Common Core sustains, nonfiction texts will always be important for  Categories of news include: animals, art, book reviews, education, entertainment, fashion, food & health, inspiration, national news, science, sports, and technology. With such a wide variety of topics, teachers may use this site to help pinpoint individual student interest which will help motivate students to read. Promoting reading through text complexity and informational text helps students become involved in a more rigorous content which promotes greater success in career and college.

Tween Tribune offers high-interest articles, leveled text for grades K-12, self-scoring quizzes, lesson plans, critical thinking questions all at no cost!

Here’s how it works

Each weekday, they scour the Internet for age-appropriate news stories that will interest students in Grades 1-12, then invite them to take quizzes or post comments. All quiz scores are delivered automatically to teachers. All comments are approved by their teachers before they are published. Safety is a top priority.

  • Students may not use their last names.
  • Students may not use their email address anywhere on the site.
  • We do not gather or store student email addresses.
  • Teachers moderate students’ comments before they are published.
  • They only use news stories from reputable news organizations, such as the Associated Press, and local newspapers and TV stations.

Tween Tribune should be a regular part of a teacher’s lesson planning to help students get engaged in reading throughout the school year.