Have students take notes as they listen to you read a News for You article. Here are some ways to approach the activity:
Choose an article from News for You and ask students to read it carefully. Then have them put away the paper or close the article on their screens online. Read the article aloud to the students, but make some changes. For example, change dates, names, or other facts. Ask students to call out or raise their hands when they hear something different from what they read in the story. Then they can give the correct version.
Variation: Let students "doctor" the stories and read their versions aloud to classmates. Ask the classmates to listen for differences.
This activity integrates reading and listening skills. It also provides practice in listening for detail.
Enlarge a copy of a News for You article and cut it into 3 or 4 pieces. Post a piece on each wall of the classroom (not in the order they appear in the article). Label the pieces A, B, C, and D in the order they appear going around the room.
Assign each student a letter. Tell students to go to the wall where their section is posted and read their part of the article. No paper or pencil is allowed. If students want to take notes, they must go back to their seats to do it. They can discuss the article with other people at their wall. A student reads only one section.
Form new groups. In each group, include one A, one B, one C, and one D person. Each person explains his or her section of the article. The rest of the group listens and, if necessary, asks questions for clarity. Then the group decides on the logical sequence of the sections, for example, B, C, A, D.