Expand horizons. Teach 21st-century skills
Renaissance myON News, powered by News-O-Matic, provides key stage 1-3 students with age-appropriate news articles 52 weeks per year. Articles are timely, interactive, clearly sourced, and cover a range of topics. Students learn about the world around them as they develop stronger digital and media literacy skills.
Engaging for every reader
- 5 daily news articles – Monday – Friday, 52 weeks a year
- 3 reading levels – engaging all learners, even struggling and reluctant readers
- Wide variety of high-interest topics – world news as well as arts and entertainment, sports, science and technology, animals, wacky news and kids in the news
- Multiple languages – available in English, Spanish and French
- Searchable archive – students and educators can search by keyword or category to find a previously published news article
Putting more fun into non-fiction
Each article incorporates engaging multimedia — videos, slideshows and photo galleries — to help students better understand the news. Accompanying maps show where news is occurring relative to the location of the reader.
Safe and unbiased
“Many people assume that because young people are fluent in social media, they are equally perceptive about what they find there.”
Prof. Sam Wineburg, Stamford University
In an era of “fake news,” it’s critical to provide students with authentic reporting written by professional journalists who model good use of sources. Plus, a child psychologist reviews every article to ensure events are portrayed appropriately for children.
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