Teacher Review for Newsela

Very disappointed in free subscription

Stephanie J.
Classroom teacher
Haggard Middle School
Plano, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Practice
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I tried to use this as an online article with students responding to an online quiz and writing exercise. I assigned it per Newsela's instructions, importing my Google Classroom to my Newsela account. However, now I am unable to view my students' work, making their efforts wasted. I tried to get support from Newsela, but no one has answered my online request for help. Apparently I have to pay huge amounts of money for the paid subscription before I am allowed to view student work OR get any form of support from Newsela.
My Take
Great teaching tool if you (or your district) can afford the LARGE amount of money it costs for a paid subscription