Teacher Review For Newsela

A repository of levelled current events articles.

Ellen J.
Classroom teacher
American International School Abuja
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My Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Learning
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 2
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have used NewsELA to expose individual or small group ELLs to current events topics in areas of student interest. I am currently using the free version of NewsELA, however in the future I may consider purchasing the PRO feature.
My Take
The best feature of NewsELA are the different reading levels of the same articles. The site serves different students by offering a diverse range of topics at at least five different Lexile levels. Most articles I’ve viewed are excerpts of authentic news stories as I am finding articles and reviewing them with students I feel like I’m getting my daily news as well.