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★★★★★ Perfect for DISTANCE LEARNING or in-person work!This is a complete, interactive, and standards-based digital reading activity through Google Slides (and Google Classroom), using the phenomenal learning platform Newsela.com as a foundation to this reading activity. [Not affiliated with or paid
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 r
Looking for ways to promote reading engagement in your classroom? The Newsela Reading 8 Challenge is a informational text reading activity designed to work with the online Newsela program. This resource includes activity directions and a reading log that can be printed and copied for students. The R
This is a reading assignment that puts together four related articles about artificial limbs and biotechnology by having students complete a 4 C's (Connections, Concepts, Challenges, Changes) activity, combined with a jigsaw. The Newsela website adjusts the reading level to fit the student, so it i
newsela.com is a free resource available to educators. It offers reading leveled adaptions in both English and Spanish for virtually all reading levels and includes 4 multiple choice questions to measure students reading comprehension. If you want your students to dig a bit deeper in their underst
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 Healthy Me These activities can be done over one or two class periods to enrich the learning experience
This engaging and visually appealing interactive Google slide resource covers the main components of a middle or high school syllabus. I've included a "gameboard-syle" interactive slide with links to each page in the syllabus. In addition, I included a scavenger hunt activity at the end of the sylla
Wow! I always wonder why it is so hard for middle school students to determine author's point of view and purpose? Is it because they struggle to put themselves in other's shoes? Is it because it takes a mature level of analyzing? I'm just not sure {but when I figure it out, I will write a book all
Looking for best instructional practices to use with informational or nonfiction texts? Meeting rigorous RI standards can be challenging when students are frustrated or disengaged. Secondary teachers can scaffold the comprehension process to help students feel confident and achieve success.This teac
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
This digital activity is perfect to pair with any NEWSELA reading! You can easily share the “Make a Copy” link already provided as a short URL! Once you make a copy you can assign it via Google Classroom, or even print the page (it is the perfect size for printing) and assign as a worksheet! Or just
Be The Test Maker - An ELA Enrichment ActivitySick of giving your students tests? Are your students sick of taking tests? Of course tests are necessary, but some students may need something a little different to challenge their thinking and demonstrate mastery of standards. This is the perfect produ
3rd - 6th
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
8 different graphic organizers/article extensions that support any NewsELA article. **UPDATED** Skills: activating prior knowledge, visualization, the difference between facts and opinions the main idea + supporting details, synthesizing information, determining important information, claim, evidenc
Here are several simple resources I have created to teach colleagues in my district about various ed tech/Google/social media tools -- including my best selling Flipgrid guide! They can be used "as is" to introduce your staff to a topic, or adapted to meet your needs. These tools can help teachers
I tailored this resource to prepare my students for Fountas and Pinnell testing because I find they need practice summarizing a text and answering beyond the text and about the text questions. Newsela is a great, free resource, that can be used to assign students articles, but any non-fiction articl
This unit contains everything you need to teach Only the Names Remain: The Cherokees and the Trail of Tears by Alex W. Bealer!  You will find a PDF version ready to print and photocopy. Attached as well, are links to individual google docs to add directly to your google classroom or other LMS for st
This resource contains six handouts (personalized to each type of text) that could go along with any nonfiction article or book or chapter for 18 total handouts. These could include articles from Newsela, Scholastic News, Storyworks, Super Science, Time for Kids, National Geographic or any article o
Do you need more informational text-based lessons? Do you need students to compare and contrast informational text? Do you need a close reading assignment for students at ALL READING LEVELS? This Current Events/News Analysis is perfect to use as often as needed. You can choose to provide an arti
5th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
This google document is an activity for students to practice identifying which text structure an informational text is and why. This resource has 5 NewsELA articles for students to read. After reading each article, students will write an objective summary of the article using the SWBST format (this
This is an interactive activity in which students will identify the pieces of a real news article, "These Caterpillars Aren't Just Hungry, They're Hangry" written by Lela Nargi in the Washington Post on March 18, 2021. A link to the full text on NewsELA is included on the final page of the slides. S
5th - 8th
Looking for ways to improve how your class uses Newsela? This pack will give you new ideas and resources for your reading program that can be used throughout the school year to promote student engagement, differentiation, and student choice. The templates will give you follow-up reading options to a
This product comes as a slideshow so that you can assign it for students to complete on Google slides.The first resource slide includes 6 links to youtube videos by TedEd on different Greek myths as well as 3 links to Newsela articles on Zeus, Poseidon and Hades.The resource slide is followed by 5 G
Thank you so much for downloading this product. I created this as a way to make homework in my classroom a bit more fun. How to use this product: This product is meant to be paired with the attached Newsela articles. These projects may be used as extension activities in class as well as with homew

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