Newsela is a collection/database of current events stories, each available at 5 lexile reading levels. Indexed by broad theme (e.g. War and Peace, Arts, Science, Health, Law, Money), stories are engaging and connected to today’s world. Content is updated daily.

Cost: Free Per License

Key Features

  • Fresh, adaptive reads for every subject keep readers engaged.
  • Quizzes, annotations and writing a prompt to check for understanding and align with core reading standards.
  • Real-time reports give teachers insights into students reading and activities.
  • Custom controls allow teachers to create custom activities and instructions, assign sets of articles and control the reading levels students see.

Learners choose stories from a large set of topics

Each article’s Lexile level can be adjusted, making content accessible to readers at most levels.

Quizzes for each story check for understanding, with questions aligned to core reading standards.

Evidence of Effectiveness

Educators around the country love using Newsela with their students! With its always-growing library of highly relevant content at multiple reading levels, learners stay engaged in reading articles that align to their personal interests while developing critical reading skills.

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