What is Newsela?
Newsela is a service aimed at helping teachers find current events articles that are appropriate for their students' age and reading abilities. One of the most challenging aspects of nonfiction reading is finding nonfiction text at reading level. With a wide range of reading levels in each class, it almost feels impossible at times to find nonfiction texts to meet the needs of all of your students. With a lack of parapros in the classroom, creating differentiated reading groups (that stay on task) also feels difficult at times. Newsela solves many of these issues!
To learn more about differentiated reading with Newsela and Google Docs, please visit this blog post by Beth Holland.
Why is it AWESOME?
School Librarian Advocating for Student Voice in Metro Atlanta