Kids News from NewsCorp

 Books and Magazines / Posted 3 months ago / 39 views

Kids News website with colour-coded reading levels. Kidsnews.com.au is a ready-to go literacy resource for teachers using current daily news stories for students.

The content is written into educational stories in child appropriate language and filtered/censored to remove any inappropriate content or imagery. The site does not link to any outside news sources or sites, therefore pupils can use it safely in an unsupervised environment or for independent learning.

Kids News is suitable for children from Grade 3 to Year 8, although teachers tell us it is being used with some students above and below this range.

Reading level of articles

A traffic light system to help teachers direct students to appropriate content depending on their comprehension levels.

Green– Simple to medium vocab, story content easily understood, accessible to all readers (especially with audio option)
Orange– medium level of vocabulary, story content a little more complex but still able to be read and understood at middle to senior primary level (audio option and glossary to assist)
Red – contains complex vocabulary and content that is of a higher level, suited to more able readers, requires teacher scaffolding for less capable readers.

Kids News is proudly supported by News Corp Australia. Articles on kidsnews.com.au are based on content from the many publications within the News Corp Australia network including:

Herald Sun
Daily Telegraph
Adelaide Advertiser
Courier Mail
The Mercury
NT News
Cairns Post
Townsville Bulletin
Geelong Advertiser
Daily Mercury
The Morning Bulletin
The Observer
NewsMail
Fraser Coast Chronicle
The Gympie Times
Sunshine Coast Daily
The Queensland Times
Warwick Daily News
The Northern Star
The Daily Examiner
The Chronicle

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