Newsela

Supercharge reading engagement and infuse literacy skills across content areas using Newsela

About Newsela

Topics:

  • Newsela Meaningful Tech Integration for  Teachers and Leaders

  • Newsela Scaffolds that Address Academic Gaps for Teachers and Leaders

Overview: 

Newsela is an instructional content platform that curates high-quality, authentic fiction and non-fiction texts from the world’s most trusted content providers to support K-12 educators and students to build their content knowledge and literacy skills.  Through its platform, Newsela allows teachers to personalize articles and tasks for each student based on the students' needs. And, through its data analysis features, Newsela provides a way for teachers to assess student progress and supports school and district leaders to determine school-wide instructional needs and prioritize professional development.

How We Support Teachers with Newsela:

Newsela has a variety of tools and resources that empower teachers to build student-centered classrooms, and BetterLesson supports teachers in determining how and when to use those features in order to meet the needs of all of their learners and build personalized, data-driven, student-centered classroom practices. 


BetterLesson is uniquely qualified to support teachers to effectively use Newsela because, through a partnership with Newsela, BetterLesson has supported Master Teachers and Newsela Certified Educators to develop 100 K-12  strategies across subject areas focusing on how best to utilize Newsela's features and tools in order to increase students' reading engagement and literacy skill development.

Featured Strategies

A Gallery Walk heightens engagement by allowing students to move around the room, engage in discussion, and have choice in their learning
A Gallery Walk heightens engagement by allowing students to move around the room, engage in discussion, and have choice in their learning
Each student becomes an expert on an article then teaches the group so that the group can draw connections based on what they have learned
Each student becomes an expert on an article then teaches the group so that the group can draw connections based on what they have learned
Explicit, individualized feedback allows students to more effectively develop central ideas and support them with text evidence
Explicit, individualized feedback allows students to more effectively develop central ideas and support them with text evidence

Master Teachers

Growth Areas

BetterLesson growth areas are targeted goals for growth in a learning domain through BetterLesson Coaching. Learn more about BetterLesson Coaching.
I can meaningfully integrate Newsela in order to increase the depth and rigor of instructional tasks.
I can address academic gaps by implementing scaffolds and strategies that address common academic challenges such as background knowledge, content vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing.

How BetterLesson Can Help

We provide personalized, continuous support to help teachers and instructional leaders make growth towards their professional goals.
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