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Lessons are updated daily most school days. We use articles from various major news sources, identify vocabulary words and create discussion questions designed to promote critical thinking, challenge assumptions and stimulate class discussion. Selection of an article does not imply izzit.org agreement with the article or its perspective.

Note: Each new lesson remains on the website for one week. It is then archived. The archive is purged at the end of each school year.

Friday, December 2, 2016          

Do Your Family Members Have a Right to Your Genetic Code?

From: MIT Technology Review
Readability Score: 14.8
         
Thursday, December 1, 2016          

China to World: We Donít Need Your Factories Anymore

From: Wall Street Journal
Readability Score: 11.1
         
Wednesday, November 30, 2016          

Why Kids Need Recess

From: Atlantic
Readability Score: 12.2
         
Tuesday, November 29, 2016          

Source: Designers Won’t Dress the Trumps

From: People
Readability Score: 13.0
         
Monday, November 28, 2016          

Stephen Hawking Just Gave Humanity a Due Date for Finding Another Planet

From: Washington Post
Readability Score: 13.6
         
Friday, December 2, 2016

Parents of Separated Twins Focus on Gratitude this Thanksgiving

From: FOX43
Readability Score: 8.3
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Grandma Who Promised to Feed Stranger Via Wrong Text Keeps Promise

From: CNN
Readability Score: 7.5
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Americans Are Still Too Fat

From: Times in Plain English
Readability Score: 7.1
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Australia Echidnas: Sydney Zoo Celebrates First Puggle Births in Decades

From: BBC
Readability Score: 9.7
Monday, November 28, 2016

Officers Buy Bike for Teen Who Walked Hours to Work

From: CNN
Readability Score: 7.7
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