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NEWSELA Current Event Analysis Common Core Worksheets & Graphic Organizers
NEWSELA is a great, free online resource because it allows a student to choose his/her own lexile level to read level appropriate articles. This activity has 10 templates (Newsela worksheets or Newsela graphic organizers) to choose from and is aligned with Common Core Literacy and Writing standards
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NewsELA Common Core Aligned Activities
News ELA is an amazing online resource that has free printable Non-Fiction articles for grades 2-12! Covering all reading levels according to lexile, News ELA is a great textual resource to make sure you are differentiating for all students! These activities were created to be used during and after
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NewsELA Literacy-Focused Graphic Organizer
This assignment has it all: informational text, literacy practice and differentiation by product. This highly effective graphic organizer asks students to summarize, predict, formulate and connect specific details to strengthen literacy skills. It is designed to be used with the NewsELA website th
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Guided Reading: Science In The News (via Newsela)
Included is a PDF document with six questions based on Bloom's Taxonomy for a news article from Newsela.com, saved at a sixth grade reading level. "Reefs reeling as ferocious lion fish invade Gulf of Mexico," by Austin American-Statesman via Newsela. Available at: https://newsela.com/articles/invas
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Worksheet for any NewsELA article- perfect for HW assignments!
I created this worksheet to accompany any NewsELA.com article. This website is amazing for leveled texts (each article can be read on 4 different reading levels, and teachers can create custom text sets around a unit topic). When students only do the multiple choice questions, they might not do we
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Newsela Informative Summary
My students are big fans of Newsela.com and its articles. I created this sheet to help them zero in on the important parts of an informative summary, including organization and voice.
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NEWSELA (Informational Texts and Common Core)
If you haven't visited the site www.newslea.com, you are missing out. Leveled Current Event readings for your students. I am a huge advocate for them. I always display these slides on the screen when they are working on articles so that they can identify important information and Level it properl
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NEWSELA READING & WRITING GUIDE
These guides ( easy, medium and hard) are the perfect companion in using NEWSELA in the classroom. Each guide offers an easy to follow format to help keep the students accountable for what they have read. WHAT IS INCLUDED: - Easy version - front side only - Medium - Front sid
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NewsELA Note-taking Handout - Controversial Issues
This guide is perfect for having students take notes on NewsELA articles, especially the articles that deal with controversial issues!
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Native American Group Project (Newsela and GoogleSlides/PowerPoint)
3-5 day group project to research and present the 5 Native American Geocultural Regions. Day 1 - Newsela Research and Map Day 2/3 - Group Presentation Development (GoogleSlides/PowerPoint) Day 4/5 - Presentation and Student Notes Day 5 - Comparison Activity
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Social Media Informational Text Unit w/ NewsELA Articles
Zip file includes: 4 major activities & 10 files *Files can be uploaded to Google Apps Suggested Unit Order: -Students complete "Think, Puzzle, and Explore Chart" (can be interchanged with w/ KWL Chart) about what they know about teen social media use. -Students will complete the Article Jigs
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Guided Newsela AOW sheet
My students are required to do AOWs (Articles of the Week). Recently, I switched to letting them choose which articles they'd like to read from Newsela.com. In order to keep them growing, and checking out articles outside of their comfort zone, I created this sheet which asks them to choose a diff
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Using Newsela in the Classroom
This is a great product if you have discovered the fabulous newsela.com website and want to get your students started quickly. Once you've created your class and assigned your first article, give your students these instructions with pictures included so they can navigate the website themselves.
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African American Roles in the Civil War - NewsELA
This product uses three articles from News ELA (subscription to NewsELA required to access articles used in this product) to describe and understand the role of African Americans in the war, including black soldiers and regiments, and the increased resistance of enslaved peoples. You will receive
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Newsela Project
This product includes an assignment for students to complete in Newsela. There is also a "cheat sheet" with tips on how to navigate the app that I love to hand out to students. This assignment can be used in the classroom to introduce students to the app. Newsela is a free app that is available on i
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Comic Strip Summary- NEWSELA Companion
Do you use NEWSELA articles in your classroom? This comic strip summary companion will get your students excited about current events!
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NewsELA Worksheet
This is a worksheet to use with your students when reading an article from newsela.com. NewsELA is a free resource where students can choose their own lexile level, to read appropriate articles. It is a great way to integrate social studies and science with reading! This product is made so that y
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Newsela Reflection: Human's Effect on our Ecosystems
In this free bundle, the students can choose between two different articles and write a reflection answering the prompt listed. These reflections focus on how us as humans have an effect on our ecosystems today. In my classroom half of the students read one article and the other half read the othe
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NewsELA Reading Guide and Analysis
These guides are intended to get students analyzing nonfiction. They may be used before or after students take the quiz on Newsela. This handout offers two possible options for teachers. Teachers may choose to give learners practice on multiple articles or just analyze one article deeply.
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Guided Reading: Science In The News (via Newsela)
Included is a PDF document with 5 questions based on Bloom's Taxonomy for a news article from Newsela.com saved at the 680L level. "Companies putting super-small silver bits into a lot of things they sell." Published 3/12/2014 by Chicago Tribune, adapted by Newsela staff
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Who We Are Newsela Reflection: A Healthy Me Extension Activities
This freebie for the IB unit Who We Are includes three extension activities for three different articles from my Newsela Reflection: A Healthy Me Bundle found here: Newsela Reflection Bundle: A Healt
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What does my Newsela Quiz Score Mean?
This chart has Growth Mindset and student accountability. It has a conversion between number of correctly answered questions and percentage. For each percentage, it gives students a list of statements that describes how their score indicates their preparation and effort. Kimberly Geswein fonts ar
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Newsela 100% Wall
Each time my students receive a 100% on a Newsela Quiz, they get to pick the color of the slip. They then get to write their name on it and hang it on the bulletin board in the hallway. This little trick has motivated my students SO MUCH! They really love having their name in the hallway and it is a
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NewsELA Conflict Hunt
Directions: Find examples of each type of character conflict by reading NewsELA articles. List the title of the article, textual evidence of the conflict, and provide an explanation of how your evidence demonstrates that type of character conflict.
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Current Events Investigations-Newsela
This product is designed to guide students as they read non-fiction, current event articles on Newsela.com. The students will recognize elements of reading as they write a reflection on the article. Then, they will respond to the article using personal connections with the article they chose. Finall
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NEWSELA Cover/Grading Sheet
If you're like me, you love to use NEWSELA to infuse current events into the classroom. Articles are differentiated for a variety of readers and you can easily print articles so students can annotate their work. I've noticed over the years, however, that students get easily discouraged by the fact t
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NewsELA Annotating Guide
Use as an attachment guide for highlighting on articles from NewsELA.com. Great to post to Google Classroom as a reference guide. Great higher level thinking activity for 3rd grade and above.
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Newsela Article Writing Worksheet
This sheet was designed to be used with newsela.com material. I have students read an article, then answer the questions on the worksheet. It is useful for encouraging students to read an article analytically. I also have students list new words that they don't know, so that later I can make sure to
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Newsela Quiz Recording
Use this page to keep track of student scores as they take their individual Newela quizzes.
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Scientific Revolution Notes & Activity Bundle Common Core
This activity bundle highlights key Scientific Revolution scientists, including Newton, Galileo, Tycho Brahe, Renee Descartes, Francis Bacon and Copernicus. It's a great deal for 11 engaging and Common Core activities that are both current and fun. The activities have a good mix of rigor, fun and ex
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Constitution Complete Unit Activity Bundle Grades 6, 7 and 8
What a stellar value! This packet has vigor and fun with tons of Common Core options. Individually the activities and notes in this bundle would cost more than $68.00. This is a comprehensive activity and notes bundle covering the Constitutional Conventions and the Constitution. Teachers can pick a
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Making a Claim BUNDLE: Ten Pack (Persuasive Writing) CC Aligned
BUNDLE OF ALL 10 Making a Claim Persuasive Writing Packets. You save over $20 by buying these in this bundle! Students will first find out what a claim is, then read articles to go along with the controversial issue. Students will then use the graphic organizer provided to write down notes on the g
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Literature & Nonfiction Creative Reading Activities, Volume 2
Literature & Nonfiction Creative Reading Activities, Volume 2 to use with ANY book, story, play, articles (Newsela), and textbooks. Versatile activities for any text! This is my second bundle of literature and nonfiction activities. Check out my first bundle of activities to use for both fictio
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Project Based Learning: Invasive Species Project (Ecology)
In this activity, students will select an invasive species to research and then carry out an investigation, exploring how that species has disrupted the ability of your local ecosystem to meet the needs of native species. Students will create a WANTED poster for their invasive species and then de
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PROJECT BASED LEARNING ACTIVITY: PLAN A COMMUNITY FOR THE HOMELESS
PROJECT BASED LEARNING: PLAN A COMMUNITY FOR THE HOMELESS Students are going to establish a community for the homeless. After researching the different causes and effects of homelessness, they will plan the community with services and activities. This PBL unit focuses on a real-wor
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14 Paired Text Expository and Argumentative Writing Assignment Sheets
We all know that Common Core writing is all about paired texts and using a variety of sources! This download includes 14 different expository and argumentative writing assignment sheets. Each contains a prompt and links to 3-5 paired text sources of a variety of types (websites, articles, and videos
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Websites with QR Codes
This document can be printed and put on a binder ring for easy access to educational websites in all content areas, some aligned to the Common Core (indicated with an asterisk, below). About 90% of these websites below are free and just require you to create logins for your students. Enjoy! Website
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ELA IDENTITIES UNIT
UNIT ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS • What is identity and how is it shaped? • How do we identify and analyze themes? • How do texts vary in their approaches to similar themes? SHORT STORIES: • "Identity Theft" by Gary Soto • "Fly Away Home" by Eve Bunting • "Mirror Images" *Short File "Alice was here" • "Nam
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100 Non-Fiction Stories with Questions and an Answer Key
This product contains 100 non-fiction stories from Newsela that are appropriate for 5th to 7th grade readers. Each story has four higher-level questions that require the student to analyze not only the story, but also the question. I began using this the middle of my first year of teaching and watc
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Lord of the Flies Unit
This document is full of awesome resources to help you teach the literary classic The Lord of the Flies. This download is a huge file and includes the following: -Opening small group discussion questions/ anticipation guide -Guiding response questions about the theme of good vs. evil -Jack as an An
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A Writer's Workshop in 40 minutes for Middle School Students
Here is a great product that shows how to fit writer's workshop in a 40 minute session [product is developed for a 5 day spread which can be adapted to any type of writing]. This product is especially useful for teachers who are just starting out because it very specifically scaffolds the lesson [bu
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The Bronze Bow Unit
A complete unit of resources to help you teach the novel The Bronze Bow! This unit includes: -Character graphic organizer -Chapter questions with answer key -Two Newsela non-fiction articles with quizzes and answer key -Grievances Against Rome activity -Jewish-Roman Wars research organizer -Window
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Springboard - 7th Grade ELA - Activity 2.5 (citing evidence)
This product includes the following: o 3 PDF files to walk you through Springboard – 7th Grade ELA – Activity 2.5 o Learning Targets: (I added the evidence target in place of the first part of the lesson – I included both) • I can cite evidence to support my analysis of a text. • I can analyze adv
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Using Wordle to teach Main Idea & Summaries
This document gives clear, step-by-step directions for students to create a Wordle from the text of an article. By creating a Wordle for the main ideas, students are able to focus on key words and phrases and remove any words that do not relate to the main ideas of the article. Then, students wi
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The Meeting of Three Worlds Full Unit Bundle 7 Engaging Lessons and Assessment
The Meeting of Three Worlds - 7 critical thinking lessons to engage your students and develop their critical thinking skills + review and an assessment! Lessons Included:
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Nonfiction Analysis and Informational Text Unit: Activities and Choice Boards
Engaging Minds: Nonfiction Reader's Response Choice Boards will provide you with multiple high-interest activities that can be implemented with any nonfiction article or informational text! Enhance your informational text unit, offer personalized options, and implement differentiation with this res
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Canada Unit - Geography, History, and Economy
This Canada unit is designed to meet the Georgia Performance Standards for 6th grade. This unit utilizes technology in many of the activities. A great supplement to your Canada unit, many of the activities are student directed. This unit touches on most of the GPS standards. All starred activities
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To Kill a Mockingbird Unit
This document is all you need to teach To Kill a Mockingbird. Includes: -Introduction to Harper Lee and the novel -Power of narration chart/organizer -Jury research paper prompt and grading rubric -2 student handouts/organizer (courtesy of Glencoe literature) -5 Langston Hughes poems with discussio
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20th Century Medical Innovations Unit
**Be sure to download preview file as cover thumbnail is not quite true to the file. Unit Overview 20th Century Medical Innovations is designed to be used as part of a Health Sciences course for high school students. The unit can also be used as part of a World History course as well, though it
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Informational Text Graphic Organizers and Nonfiction Analysis: Google Classroom
Google Classroom Article of the Week: Digital Templates for Close Reading and Analysis with links to 52 Nonfiction Digital Resources This product includes four nonfiction text analysis activities and Google Slides digital graphic organizers. Each activity includes its own share li
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Exit Tickets for Because of Winn-Dixie
In this packet you will find a Common Core aligned question for each chapter in Kate DiCamillo's novel Because of Winn-Dixie. What's Included: - an exit ticket for each chapter (26 total) - 2 sets of 4 Stretch Questions (8 questions total) - answer key Use these questions during
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Thematic Short Story Unit Bundle
Contains five separate short story units: relationships, history, mystery, sports and science. Each unit contains unique reading quizzes and discussion forum questions, as well as literary analyses and discussion literature circle guidelines and task cards that are universal to the units. There is
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