A combination of the word “news” and the acronym “ELA” — Newsela helps students develop critical reading skills that are aligned with the Common Core. The online reading program uses relevant news topics (war & peace, science, kids, money, law, health, arts, and sports) and articles to test students in five different reading levels. Quizzes help students work through the material they are reading. Teachers can view students’ activity to help them keep track of progress and areas of weakness. This highly interactive program engages students as they practice their critical reading skills. Additionally, the variety of reading levels available for each article allows students at different skill levels to read the same general content.
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