This is a great resource, but the opinion pieces should always have both sides of the issues so that the students can judge for themselves. We are nurturing independent thinkers, so they should not be "fed" only the opinions that liberal newsela wants.

Submitted 4 years ago
Beth B.
Beth B.
Brighton High School
Brighton TN, US
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My Take

I have a problem with the very left leaning opinion pieces, though. I almost never can find a counter-opinion to present to the class. We want to teach the students to think for themselves..... Not regurgitate one sided articles. Newsela should only publish opinions in an even handed fashion. Teachers need both sides to present to the students!

How I Use It

These articles are great for finding the central idea and evidence. Most are high interest articles. I use them whole group and small group. We have class discussions, as well.