Tuesday Tech Tips March 18, 2014Posted by Judy Deichman in Check this out!.
Tags: Lexiles, Literacy, Reading, Websites
A great new, free resource to promote reading and literacy is available for all school librarians to use in their schools…. It is www.newsela.com ! Â It is a partnership between major US newspapers, the Associated Press, and the website authors. Â They provide non-fiction articles on various reading levels for students to read about current events and take a short quiz afterwards. Â The beauty of this site is that students choose their own reading selections. Â We all know that when we get to decide what we will read, we have a more vested interest in that particular article, well the same holds true for our students. Â Subject headings include: War & Peace, Science, Law, Kids, Money, Health, and the Arts. Â The articles are presented on 5 different grade levels/lexiles and instantaneouslyÂ switch between levels. Â You can set up classrooms and the students create their own user id and password. Â Reports can easily be generated to show student participation, progress, and possible need for intervention. Â A great formative assessment. Â The quiz structure is tied to the Common Core and allows for specific reading skills to be targeted.
Check it out! Â Your students will love having a choice!