Inspired by this, I set out to find "good news" sites on the internet that I could share with my students:
Happy News: http://www.happynews.com/index.aspx
Good News Stories (might be better suited for older students): http://goodnewsstories.org/
UpBeat News Stories: http://upbeat.net/
Optimist World: http://optimistworld.com/
I do current events activities with my students all the time. This year I am going to focus on positive current events - sharing some GOOD news. This could be done in many ways:
- One student per day could research and then present a good news story.
- Good news stories could be used for guided reading groups - identifying the main idea and moral of the article, and practicing oral fluency.
- Good news articles could be used while studying the features of a news article.
- Good news articles could be used to practice summary writing.
- Good news articles could be used for shared reading activities.
- A good news story could be shared over the projector or overhead for students to read as they come into the class.
- Good news stories could also be posted over the projector or overhead during lunch or indoor recesses - students will read it.
- Students could write their own good news stories about events going on in their school or community.
I have created a printable to go along with this idea, and uploaded it to google docs. You may print your own copy by clicking here or on the picture.