Teacher Review For Newsela

Newsela ROCKS!

Alyssa G.
Classroom teacher
Ridge View Elementary School
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use this product during my Daily 5 centers. I create 'binders' for each one of groups and assign them articles according to their Lexile levels. These articles are all non-fiction news article, so it allows them to enhance their literacy skills within non-fiction texts. I assign a quiz with four questions with each article to give students accountability during independent work time during centers.
My Take
I LOVE this product. It has made my students love reading non-fiction texts and keeps them up-to-date with current events. The students every day ask to read additional articles that I didn't assign them. I also have found students researching articles on topics we are discussing in class to further their understanding.