Common Core State Standard L.CCS.1/2/3/4 Grades 6-12: Video of a current news event is presented for discussion to encourage student participation, but also inspire the use of evidence to support logical claims using the main ideas of the video. Students must analyze background information provided about a current event, draw out the main ideas and key details, and review different opinions on the issue. Then, students should present their own claims using facts and analysis for support.
OMG, Acronyms Added to Oxford Dictionary
FYI, dictionary gatekeepers are getting hip with online lingo.
■Class discussion: What new words do you think should be included in the dictionary?