Channel One News offers real-world opportunities for the teaching of concepts and the development of a working content vocabulary for English language learners. These strategies will help improve students’ English proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. By combining these teaching strategies with the existing Channel One News curriculum, this two-tiered approach maximizes the instructional value of Channel One News content for students learning English.

Teaching Strategies for English Learners (PDF)

These teaching strategies provides scaffolded support that teachers can apply to the student activities provided with our videos. All graphic organizers mentioned in the guide are provided below.

Rubrics: Writing, Conversation and Presentation (PDF)

Use these rubrics to assess students in writing, conversation and presentation across grades 3–12.

Anticipation Guide (PDF)

An anticipation guide is a comprehension strategy used before viewing to activate students’ prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new topic. Then it checks for understanding after viewing. See our anticipation guide model (PDF) for sample statements. Learn more about how to use anticipation guides with your students.

Note-Taking Guides

Use these graphic organizers to support students as they take notes during or after viewing the show. In our video library, you can filter videos by Skills and Strategies, including cause and effect, problem and solution, compare and contrast, and fact and opinion. Browse our videos to find good content to support the development of these comprehension strategies. Learn more about how to use them in your classroom.

Coming Soon!

  • Writing Graphic Organizers: T Chart and Pre-Writing Organizer
  • Media literacy headlines comparison Venn diagram graphic organizer to help students understand how word choice and syntax can change messages and meaning
  • Foundational skills lessons to support English learners of all ages
  • Modified Teaching Strategies for English Learners to address ELPS