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Every school day (except holidays) we offer 2 lessons, often at different reading levels. Articles are selected from various major news sources (we don't write 'em, folks!) to encourage debate and critical thinking. Sometimes they might push buttons or present uncomfortable or unpopular stances. We think students need to see, read, process, debate, and think critically about these issues. Selection of an article doesn't imply izzit.org agreement with the article or its perspective.

The questions are a critical part of the lesson. Without those, there is no lesson – only an article, and you could find that on your own!

Articles & Discussion Questions can be printed from the page. Articles are posted for one week due to copyright issues. After that, it's archived with the questions and a link to the original source of the article.

PLEASE NOTE: Lessons are archived for one year from posting date. If you might want to use a lesson in the future, we recommend you print it or otherwise save it.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022

In Houston, eating alligator isn’t just normal. It’s big business

From: The Houston Chronicle

Readability Score: 8.8

Thursday, September 29, 2022

A Nation Tries to Banish Jargon. If Only It Were That Simple

From: The Wall Street Journal

Readability Score: 11.5

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Florida & Texas move migrants to sanctuary cities

From: Associated Press

Readability Score: 13.9

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

How boa constrictors squeeze their prey without strangling themselves

From: Science News Explores

Readability Score: 6.6

Monday, September 26, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022