Friday, 11 January 2013
News 4 Kids in German.
Recently I discovered News4kids a news website designed specifically for German speaking children.
It's quite similar to 1 jour 1 actu only not in French.
The site is easy to navigate and has 4 sections.
- short news articles on a variety of topics written in an easy to understand unpatronising way. The articles are categorised into 4 main areas: Mensch und Natur, Gesellschaft, Technik, and Kultur. I just used an article from last summer's Olympics with my group.
- articles about many interesting things which are not really news stories. For example this story about conditions for scientists working in the Antarctic.
- stories with opportunities for readers participate and to give their own opinions about certain topics. Here is an article and discussion on whether animals should be performing in a circus.
- a section with online games, puzzles and film and book reviews and links to other sites.
I really like this site as it is updated regularly and I can always find something for my students which is relevant to their programme of study.
I use the articles as general reading, but I also make gapfill worksheets and reading comprehensions with them, too.