Channel One, LLC, the digital educational content provider and producer of Channel One News, today announced a standards-based subscription offering to develop nonfiction literacy skills for students in grades 3-5 and 6-8.
Channel One News’ curriculum is a three-part instructional routine that uses nonfiction video and text as a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary teaching resource. Each activity is tied to Channel One News’ daily news show. These activities integrate English Language Arts with core subject areas, like science, geography and college and career readiness, and are supplemented with vocabulary, discussion questions, quiz questions and information about the standards that align to the activities.
The instructional routine includes:
·Review:Based on the foundation of the Common Core State Standards, these activities provide media-rich differentiated instruction for students through scaffolds.
·Write:The writing prompts are focused on nonfiction and expository writing, which helps students practice a variety of nonfiction writing types such as lists, informational text, persuasive arguments and captions.
·Assess: Students are asked to complete short, formative assessments to showcase their understanding and to help inform teachers’ ongoing instruction.
Additionally, this fall, Channel One News will introduce a searchable database of nonfiction video and supplementary assets to the curriculum offering including2,200 Channel One News video segments, 1,200 video transcripts for close reading and more.
Channel One News’ curriculum is currently available for grades 3 – 5 and 6-8 through all web-based devices. For more information visit: http://www.channelone.com/subscribe/.