Teacher Review for Newsela

Amazing resource for both students and educators!

William S.
Classroom teacher
West Jordan Middle School
West Jordan, United States
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My Grades 8, 9
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Newsela to supplement my instruction in US History by connecting issues, conflicts, and themes that occurred in early America with social, political, or economic situations the nation now is facing. Newsela provides the different lexile levels and assists in meeting the language needs of all learners in my classroom.
My Take
This is a fantastic tool that all teachers should explore and utilize. The adjustable lexile level tool makes any article appropriate for each student. This is a huge benefit for classrooms that have advanced learners, grade level learners, below grade level readers, ELL students, and students with special needs.