The NewsClues exposes your child to appropriate issues around the world, creating a learning experience that goes beyond the traditional classroom.
Why the News Should Matter to Your Child
Your child is probably busy going to violin class or heading to that soccer game. Why add on reading the news to that heavy load? Simply put, we are in an age where everyone, including kids, is expected to be aware of what is going on in the world. Students will encounter many classes where knowledge of current events is necessary to be involved in discussions. Equipped with this information, your child will be better prepared for future success in school and in life. News is not just important - it is necessary.
What Your Child Can Gain from The NewsClues
The NewsClues opens countless doors for a young mind that is ready to soak up knowledge and information about their world. This undoubtedly helps them form stronger, more informed opinions about current events by themselves. The NewsClues also provides moderately challenging vocabulary that is appropriate to the age of the students reading each article, effectively improving their communication skills. Alongside this, comprehension questions at the end of each article check your child's understanding of what they just read. Simply put, The NewsClues introduces your child to the real world through the familiar, comfortable experience found within a classroom.
We recommend having your child read the weekly issue in its entirety through multiple sittings along the week. If your child has not yet started reading, we suggest that you read articles aloud to them periodically over the week. After each article, make sure your child understands the vocabulary words used and correctly answers the reading comprehension questions. Then, have a discussion with your child about his or her opinions on the matter and ask them why they feel the way they do on certain aspects of the topic. This discussion will improve the coherence of their thoughts and challenge them to independently formulate their own opinions and ideas.