Teacher Review For Newsela

Free Video/Clip Resource that aligns with common core k-5 standards.

Tiffany H.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Learning
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This resource can be placed anywhere within a lesson. It can be used to introduce a topic or to provide more knowledge about the subject. Teachers will pick the standard they are teaching and multiple clips hosted by NBC anchors will appear. To help reinforce the standard teachers view several clips on the topic. This site is a supplemental element for teaching instruction.
My Take
I LOVE the newsela site!! I will use it as a component for every standard. I holds the students attention and engages their interest on the subject. The only time consuming aspect of the site is the viewing. The teacher can spend hours searching for the clip that has the information they are wanting to relay.