NYT Learning Network

 

Lesson plans presented as blog posts, based on New York Times article and features.  Very well done and interesting for students, as well as teachers.   While not specifically ESL, they are interesting enough as a source of ideas.  I especially like: “What’s going on in this picture?”

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/lesson-plans/

The latest lessons:

The Learning Network

Teaching and Learning With The New York Times

Film Club | Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail’

In this short Op-Ed film, Jay Z describes in detail why the United States government's four-decade war on drugs is unjust and ineffective.
Author: By Michael Gonchar
Posted: September 16, 2016, 9:30 am

Do You Want Your Parents to Stop Asking You ‘How Was School?’

How do you talk about school with your parents? Do they ask you how your day was every afternoon? Or does school only come up when you're in trouble?
Author: By Michael Gonchar
Posted: September 16, 2016, 9:00 am

Article of the Day | ‘Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?’

Someone quoted in the article you are about to read says "There are two adolescent imperatives: to resist authority and to contribute to community." Do you agree? Why or why not?
Author: By Katherine Schulten
Posted: September 16, 2016, 8:40 am

Picture Prompt | Speech Bubble

What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to recent news events?
Author: By Katherine Schulten
Posted: September 16, 2016, 8:14 am

Word of the Day + Quiz | parsimony

This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past year.
Author: By The Learning Network
Posted: September 16, 2016, 6:02 am

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