Teacher Review For Newsela

Easy Engagement at the right Level

Sparkle P.
Special Education Instructor
Isaac Newton Middle School
New York, NY
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
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
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
This is used during currents events class period to engage in discussion and debate. It helps immensely that students can access articles on their own level, allowing everyone to have information to bring to the discussion
My Take
It is a good tool if you are able to plan a whole lesson around the material. Also good for independent work if you just want students reading about the news and the world.