New York Times Daily Lesson Plans
Each day the New York Times creates a Free Lesson Plan based on one of its articles and puts the lesson plan and the article on its website free of charge for English teachers around the world to print out and use in their classes.
Save Yourself Time
If you have a heavy teaching load, this lesson plan can save you time. With your word processor, you can personalize the lesson plan by copying the text from the lesson plan and article from your web browser into your favorite word processor. There you can edit the text, add exercises, and further personalize it for your specific class.
Professional and Thorough
The topics are up-to-date and targeted to a wide learning audience. The lesson plan is broken down into the following sections: Targeted Grades, Overview of Lesson Plan, Suggested Time Allowance, Resource and Materials, Activities/Procedures, Discussion Questions, Evaluation/Assessment, Vocabulary, Extension Activities, Interdisciplinary Connections, Additional Related Articles, and Other Information on the Web.
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You can sign up to receive the New York Times Lesson Plan via E-Mail so that the entire lesson plan is in your E-Mail box every morning ready for you to use. The internet is revolutionizing education. Everything is easier and faster, making the world smaller day-by-day as our international communications systems grow. It is no wonder that students of all ages and levels, from middle schoolers to elearners and postgrads are logging on in increasing numbers. Let the internet help you today
Search the Archives
If you are looking for a specific topic, you can search through the archives for topics which are appropriate for your students. Topics include American History, Current Events, Fine Arts, Geography, Global History, Health, Journalism, Language Arts, Mathematics, Media Studies, Science, Social Studies, and Technology.
Articles are Linked to Dictionary and Atlas
If you let your students read the articles on-line, they have the option to “turn vocabulary on” and “turn geography on” as seen in the graphic. When vocabulary is turned on, difficult words are highlighted. When students click on the word, they are sent to the online Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary where that word is automatically looked up. They can then return to the New York Times article. In the same way, many geographical places in the text are highlighted and hyperlinked to the Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia which gives students a map and further information on that particular geographical place.