Newsela Pro accounts are available to all teachers in Lynwood. Newsela has always offered a free account to all teachers, but the Pro version offers more features (here’s a chart comparing the free and Pro version).
Newsela is a collection of current event articles tailor-made for classroom use. The articles are student-friendly and can be accessed by reading level. Newsela writers rewrite a story four times for a total of five Lexile levels per story. Many stories have Common Core aligned quizzes that conform to the reading levels for checking comprehension. In addition, each article has a writing prompt which is also designed to assess reading comprehension. We’ll let you know when your accounts are ready to use with your students.