Teacher Review for Newsela

Great lexile-levelled articles

Josh W.
Classroom teacher
Los Osos Middle School
Los Osos, CA
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My Grades 7
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
You can use Newsela to assign a single article without worrying about reading level. Students can engage with the content as a precursor to writing or discussion. You can also allow students to choose their own articles- no matter their interest, there are articles to read.
My Take
For over five years, this has been my go-to source for nonfiction articles. They've been adding text sets and primary and secondary sources across a wide range of topics. Newsela is a fabulous tool to connect classrooms with current events and challenging texts.