Teacher Review for Newsela

Newsela is a great way to get my whole resource reading class involved.

Katherine D.
Educator
Jordan School District
West Jordan, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Practice
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I love using Newsela with my resource reading class. In my class, I have students on a spectrum of reading levels. My students range from a 3rd grade reading and comprehension level to a 7th grade reading level as well at ELLs. With Newsela, I break my students by reading levels into 3-4 groups. The students can then read the article together and discussion it in their group. As a class, we can answer questions and talk about what we read. My students never know that they were given different articles!
My Take
I love this tool. My students often feel self-conscious because they are slower readers. Newsela helps them to build confidence because I can give them a reading that is on their reading level. I enjoy choosing articles that are current and applicable to their lives. I love watching them get involved and discuss what they have read!