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5X5 Learning: Newsela to Perk Your Reading

08 Dec

Newsela_intro

This is day two of five to learn a new Chrome App (or remind yourself of its existence).

Reading, it’s inevitable that we read about something whether we are at school, at work, in the community or traveling. Supporting students who present with many different reading levels in a classroom no matter what subject area can pose a challenge. However, the Chrome App, Newsela, found in the Chrome Web Store allows students to all read the same article yet at their reading level.

I like the ability to choose a grade level and then look for articles OR you can choose a topic area and go from there.

Newsela_choices

Teachers can register for free and use/share articles or have students register via a code that is generated by the teacher setting up a class. On the side of each article you will see a different Lexile reading level (if you use another reading level, check out AZ Correlation Chart).

Newsela_article

Watch the video to learn about Newsela:

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