What does Channel One News offer teachers? Lots.
In addition to providing a Monday-Friday daily news show that consists of educational, high-quality video, we offer a number of supplementary materials to help you teach current events and media literacy in your classroom. All of our video content and related resources are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Whether you’re looking for relevant videos that put real-world events in context, or embarking on the flipped classroom movement, Channel One News is all about authentic learning.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and you’ll receive an outline of the topics featured in our news programming, along with daily discussion prompts, assessment questions, appropriate vocabulary words and a complete transcript of the show, so students can go back to the source (in text or video) and provide evidence for a thesis. You can always access those resources on the educators page.
Click here to watch today’s show on the website.
You can find the daily show transcripts here.
Want to see what your class learned from Channel One News this week? Click here for our weekly quiz.
Want to know how to use the show and the materials above in your class?
In addition to our daily video, we offer supplementary materials to help you expand and deepen each day’s learning experience. Here’s how we are hoping to make your day a little easier:
Subscribe to our newsletter and receive a daily preview of the news that day, along with resources that align with Common Core. Our newsletter provide relevant materials for students in grades 3-5 or 6-12.
After watching the show, use our discussion prompts to support student recall, connections and analysis.
Be sure to touch upon the vocabulary words used in each show. These words are selected to be grade level appropriate and offer high-utility and multidisciplinary value. Use the words as a part of a vocabulary routine that incorporates it in context of the news.
Follow up with our daily quiz questions or the weekly wrap up questions on Friday to assess the learning.
We also invite you to share transcript copies with your class. ESL instructors, in particular, report that our transcripts offer meaningful scaffolding for their students. Our transcripts can also be effective as a daily, nonfiction reading exercise to inform a writing assignment, as a spring board for nonfiction comprehension lessons, or as compelling nonfiction content to engage reluctant and striving readers.
Finally, our standards-aligned, interactive learning activities (coming soon!) integrate English Language Arts with core, subject area nonfiction content such as science, geography and college and career readiness. These student-centered activities come with teachers’ notes and standards correlations for easy classroom implementation.
Something else on your mind?
If you’re interested in becoming a Channel One News Advisory School, we want to hear from you! Just let us know using our contact form.