Teacher Review For Newsela

Curated articles allow for differentiation of reading levels

Scott M.
Classroom teacher
American Canyon High School
American Canyon, CA
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My Grades 9, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students read an article assigned by the teacher. You can tell the class to set their lexile levels at the default, or allow students to adjust them up or down to find the appropriate level.
My Take
Critical reading of non-fiction text is a huge emphasis of Common Core. This website allows for differentiation of lexile levels so that ALL students can actually comprehend the material. Teachers like giving students choice in their lexile level. It allows them to take ownership of their reading.