This is an example how how I use newsela.com in my classroom for our weekly close reading assignment. The example includes a simple teacher guide that breaks down what to do each day. (This was a four day week, so Monday was combined into Tuesday and Wednesday.) It also has the weekly homework sheet I give to students when I give them the article. Lastly it has the short comprehension quiz I use.
I chose to share the MInecraft article because it was high interest for my students and would be a great place to start if you haven't done close reading with your class yet.
The article is found on Newsela.com's site:
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I hope this helps bring close reading of nonfiction and current events into your classroom.
If you have any questions, please let me know: