News-O-Matic – The Daily News for Students in Grades K through 8

Daily News

News-O-Matic is an educational resource for students in grades K through 8 that publishes interactive daily news content based on critical thinking, media literacy and global awareness. It is used in thousands of schools nationwide to elevate students’ literacy skills, science, social studies and social-emotional learning.

Breaking News from around the world, sports and entertainment provides a diverse range of informational content to engage students with diverse learning needs. Easily browse articles from around the globe in three Lexile levels and multiple languages.

Embedded comprehension and critical thinking questions provide a structured way to teach students how to analyze and respond to news stories, using language and context clues. Teachers can use the content to align with state and national standards and lesson plans, as well as to support classroom discussion of current events.

Text Sets for ELA, Science and Social Studies

Every weekday News-O-Matic publishes text sets on key topics across the subjects of ELA, science, social studies and SEL that correlate to state and national standards. These units are easy to navigate and include objectives, essential questions and teaching strategies that align with each article, ensuring that lessons focus on specific skills and knowledge areas.

Each article has a Lexile level that reflects the average reading ability of students in Grades K through 8. The vocabulary and text measures are also correlated to the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science, helping teachers adhere to the curriculum.

Daily News, New York City

The Daily News is a newspaper published in the United States and is considered to be the first tabloid-style newspaper in the country. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. It became a subsidiary of the Tribune Company in 1921, and reached its peak circulation in 1947, at 2.25 million copies per day.

It was a Republican paper for five decades and had an editorial stance that espoused conservative populism. It later changed its stance to become more moderately liberal.

In the 21st century, the paper was owned by New York News, Inc. and published under the management of Mortimer B. Zuckerman, a businessman from Chicago. It had a circulation of over 200,000 at its height, but by 2016 the paper had been losing money. In 2017, it was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company that agreed to pay $1 and assume all the paper’s liabilities.