Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that’s always relevant: daily news. It’s easy and amazing.
Newsela provides quality, student-appropriate news articles daily. The articles are retrieved from various media outlets and adapted for student consumption. Newslea supports a variety of features that can help students dig deeper into the text. Access is free, but it does require users have an account to take advantage of all the free features. Some of the free features include:
- News articles in different Lexile levels
- Access to archived articles
- Articles in Spanish
- Writing prompts
If you want to full classroom access, you can sign up for Newsela Pro.
A great literacy strategy to use with younger students when reading nonfiction text is the 3-2-1 Strategy. After reading, students write about three things they learned. Then, they write about two interesting facts they discovered in the text. Last, they write one question they still have. Check out the free printable below!
How could you use Newsela with your learners?
Other Great Nonfiction and Information Resources:
- AAAS Science NetLinks
- Animal Cams
- Dogo News
- Flash-card Maker
- Primary Sources
- Scholastic’s Study Jams