How I Use It
Newsela made it very easy to differentiate informational texts for students when working with teachers. All of the students were assigned the same piece to read, but we were able to adjust each student's selection to be tailored closely to their reading level. This allowed our struggling learners, as well as our advanced learners, to receive the same information in a way that best met their needs.
The interface of Newsela is very easy to use. Teachers can pickup the tool and use it effectively almost immediately. Students are able to sit down and begin to read their selection, tailored to their skill level, and obtain the same information from the text as everyone else in the class reading. Newsela made it so easy to differentiate informational texts for students that it became the go-to tool for myself and several of the teachers that I worked with.