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Looking for practical ways to extend student learning in your ELA, Social Studies, STEM, ELL, or Health classroom with The Juice? Check out some ideas below.
Standards-aligned, The Daily Juice provides flexibility and can be used with your core instruction, as a daily bell ringer, content support for intervention, enrichment, credit recovery, and even extended day/year programs.
With The Juice, you have a robust platform at your fingertips to use for enrichment, project-based learning, the 4 C’s, or inquiry-based lessons, that can be shared with your students or other teachers.
Make the most of The Juice as a resource! Explore The Juice’s flexibility in use and the many ways educators are making The Juice a part of their academic day.
Easily find content that fills gaps in your core curriculum. The Juice database contains thousands of articles that cover topics in the following subject areas:
Social Studies: Civics, Economics, Geography and History.
Science: Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Engineering
ELA: Range of topics that can support nonfiction units or paired with literature
Health: Mental Health, Diseases/ Illnesses, Smoking
Many educators are now tasked with building literacy in their students, along with the course material they teach. The Juice can save you time with our range of content that can be used to supplement your course material, while building literacy skills in students. In addition to aligning our quiz questions to reading standards, we tag each story to identify how it fits with other subject-specific standards.
Learn more about how The Juice integrates learning standards in this video.
The short, differentiated articles in The Juice are great for reteaching opportunities or targeting informational text skills during small group instruction.
Our downloadable graphic organizers are standards-aligned and provide students with opportunities to meaningfully engage with the text and practice their informational text skills as they read.
Looking for tools or resources that can support blended learning in your classroom?
Incorporate The Juice by providing students with a platform that allows them independently to engage with relevant, informational texts. The emebedded scaffolding in each article provides additional supports to meet the needs of all students in a class.
Use The Juice to spark your inquiry-based or project-based learning efforts. Students can use The Juice as a resource to learn more about current events and support their research or projects.
For example, a health or science teacher may use The Juice to have students research the rise in mental illness in teens and create a project to raise awareness or find a solution for ways the school might help combat the mental health crisis.
Build student agency and lifelong readers by providing students with alternative options for reading. The Juice offers students engaging nonfiction to help them learn more about current events and develop their worldview.
Make the most of the first few minutes of class and help get students in 'learning mode' by using The Juice as a bell ringer.
Students can interact with the articles, videos and polls in The Daily Juice, which can spark meaningful conversations or help them develop their informational text skills.
The Juice is a great tool for independent practice after a lesson. Use the assignment feature to create and assign articles for homework or independent work time.
Learn more about creating assignments in this video.
Use The Juice for classroom interventions to address informational text skill gaps. Search and assign high-interest articles and target specific standards through assessments.
The teacher dashboard provides actionable insights into student performance and can be used to monitor student progress.
Use current events to support English Language skills and content- area knowledge with ELL students. Each article in The Juice includes embedded vocabulary and an audio component to support vocabulary development and fluency.
Use the Juice to provide access to a common text for all students in a classroom. With 4 differentiated reading levels and embedded scaffolding, The Juice can assist classroom teachers in reaching all students in a classroom. In addition, The Juice can be used as a progress monitoring tool for students who receive special education services.
All articles and assessment questions are differentiated to 4 reading levels which makes The Juice a great independent learning tool to use as enrichment for gifted and talented students.
The Juice offers engaging short-form content to meet the needs of diverse learners in a range of different educational settings other than the typical school. The Juice’s timely content can be used to build students’ understanding of the world around them, plus reading and critical thinking skills.
Extended Day and Enrichment
Need additional resources for your after school programming? The Juice can be used to help students develop their reading skills while engaging with current events.
Support students who receive tutoring in reading with The Juice. Tutors can have students practice the skills after explicit instruction to build their skills with engaging articles and standards-aligned assessment questions.
The Juice is a great tool for News Literacy or Journalism clubs and electives. Juice articles provide students with material that can inspire their own writing. Teachers can refer to articles in The Juice as models for non-biased journalism.
Building or District Initiatives
With many schools and districts prioritizing literacy across the curriculum, domain-specific teachers are now responsible for supporting literacy along with their content. Teachers across subject areas can use The Juice to build literacy in their students. With the ability to search for articles by topic, teachers can find content that supplements their course material, while building reading skills in students.
Many schools and teachers understand the benefits of providing students with common reading or independent reading time. Educators have also seen how choice in reading helps to develop lifelong reading habits. The Juice provides students with an engaging nonfiction alternative to help them develop critical thinking skills and better understand what is happening in the world.
School districts are examining their systems and curriculum to make sure they align with access and equity for all students. With texts differentiated to 4 reading levels, The Juice provides teachers with a common text that all students in a class can access. In addition, the embedded scaffolding provides additional support for all students.
As texts become increasingly complex in middle and high school, school leaders are seeing the need to reinforce literacy skills as students progress through school. The Juice provides teachers with a way to reinforce these important skills, while finding grade-level content that aligns with their subject material.