Newsela is a great way to get my whole resource reading class involved.
I love this tool. My students often feel self-conscious because they are slower readers. Newsela helps them to build confidence because I can give them a reading that is on their reading level. I enjoy choosing articles that are current and applicable to their lives. I love watching them get involved and discuss what they have read!
How I Use It
I love using Newsela with my resource reading class. In my class, I have students on a spectrum of reading levels. My students range from a 3rd grade reading and comprehension level to a 7th grade reading level as well at ELLs. With Newsela, I break my students by reading levels into 3-4 groups. The students can then read the article together and discussion it in their group. As a class, we can answer questions and talk about what we read. My students never know that they were given different articles!