Teacher Review for Newsela

Amazing free resource for lexiled non-fiction reading.

Toni O.
Library Technology Educator
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Show More
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
At the beginning of class, students must go to their Binder on the site to choose one article and take one quiz. The students love the articles. Some of the articles don't have quizzes. I think practicing the quizzes together more will help with student understanding.
My Take
As a teacher librarian, this is an amazing source for "Current Events". There are usually quizzes that go along with the articles and they can see the article while taking the quiz. Most articles come with many different Lexile levels. The Lexile levels only go from 3rd grade to 12th grade. I would love if the levels went down to 2nd grade for my students with lower reading skills.