Teacher Review for Newsela

Great for engaging students with real world experiences

Jennifer T.
Special education instructor
Sweetwater Middle School
Lawrenceville, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this website in my classroom with my EL and Students with Disabilities. This website helped me to analyze each students reading level because you can choose the lexile score for each student. It also helped to connect my students to real life events. I used it mainly for warm-ups or homework. The students had to either read with a partner or silently. Then they had to write down unknown terms to define using their device.
My Take
I really like how this product fits the learning need of every child. If you have a mixed group of students whose lexile scores vary, this site is great in helping to make sure that each student reads to their full potential.