+ NY Times Site for Students, Parents & Teachers

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The New York Times Learning Network is a free service for students in grades 3-12, their teachers and parents.  It is updated Monday through Friday throughout the year.  Find it at www.nytimes.com/learning .

Students: You can read the day’s top stories using Knowledge Tools. You can take a news quiz about today’s world.  You are able to play special crossword puzzles.  If you wish, you can also submit a letter to the editor.

You are able to ask a reporter a question.  You can submit a science question and search through the Science Q&A archive.  You can also expand your  vocabularies and practice your verbal test-taking skills. You may even take a Web Exploration on a variety of topics.

Teachers:  You can access a daily lesson plan for grades 6-12, written in partnership with the Bank Street College of Education in New York City.  Each lesson plan and the article it references can be printed out for classroom use.  Previous lessons are available in the archive and in thematic lesson plan units.  Teachers can also use News Snapshot, aimed for grades 3-5, to explore current events through New York Times photos and related questions.  The site additionally provides teachers with the latest education news from the newspaper.

Parents:   You can enhance your child’s understanding of current events using Conversation Starters.  You might join an online discussion, explore the family movie guide or participate with your children in the activities of the student section.

In addition, everyone can browse Navigator, the Times’s list of recommended Web sites.  You can access Issues in Depth on both current and historic events, or take a look back at a historic New York Times front page,  current and historic birthdays and historic editorial cartoons in the On This Day section.

Additionally, visitors to the site are free to send the staff comments or questions using a feedback form.

This is an amazing site, and I encourage you to check it out and put it into your “Favorites”!

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