Teacher Review for Newsela

Great readings relatable to fifth grade 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 Homework
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use Newsela often in literacy center work time. It is a great resource to allow students to access materials on their own lexile levels, and holds them accountable for their comprehension through the question sets.
My Take
I wish there were more options on the free vs. having to pay for the pro. I'd also love if there were audio recordings of the reading so that students who are ELL or struggling readers could listen as they read.