Q. Can teachers use Newsela at Dover and East?
UWCSEA does not subscribe to Newsela at this time. Some time ago we trialed a subscription and decided that the free version was sufficient for our purposes.
Teachers can join Newsela using their GAPPS account (follow the steps below). After joining you can add a class and then add students to the class. You can give students a class link or a class code to access Newsela. Students should join Newsela using their GAPPS account. Helpful tip: If you go to your account and select FACULTY you will see a list of other users at UWCSEA.
Step 1: The first step is to open Newsela | Instructional Content Platform
Step 2: Click Join
Step 3: Click I'm an Educator
Step 4: Click Yes
Step 5: Select Teacher
Step 6: Click Sign up with Google
Step 7: Select Your UWCSEA GAPPS account
Here's an interactive tutorial for the visual learners
For information about setting up classes, reading levels and assigning articles to students visit the Newsela FAQs: https://support.newsela.com
What is Newsela?
Newsela is an online news-as-literacy platform featuring current articles in seven categories: War & Peace, Science, Health, Kids, Money, Law, and Arts. It's updated daily with stories from a wide range of sources (from the Associated Press to Scientific American to the Washington Post) in both English and Spanish, and all articles are Common Core-aligned and available in five different Lexile levels, ranging (roughly) from third to 12th grade. Each leveled text features a quiz tailored to that particular article plus a writing prompt that asks kids to write and respond to what they've read.
Newsela's resources are free to students; all of the site's articles and quizzes, as well as the annotation tool, are available for open online use. For teachers, the paid PRO subscription offers the site's most useful options. These include a dashboard to manage students' assignments and view both individual and class results, tracking progress toward meeting the related Common Core State Standards. Additionally, the PRO subscription gives teachers access to the site's annotation tool as well as some other customization features.
"Newsela - Website Review." Commonsensemedia.org. N.p., 2018. Web. 25 Oct. 2018.