The Common Core State Standards shift the focus towards informational or nonfiction text across subject areas. This article in the NY Times provides excellent, practical ideas on how to integrate The Times in the classroom. For instance, I like the “Front Page Bingo” game that challenges students to find articles that fit specific criteria such as “A story that might benefit from a chart or graph, and why”. The article not only shares good ideas but also the resources (worksheets, templates, etc.) needed to implement as well as a list of effective reading strategies used in The Learning Network’s 13 years of lesson plans. Great ideas!!
Great ideas for using the NY Times to teach reading strategies for ‘informational text’