Most Read on Newsela Last Week

Here are the top three most read articles on from last week:

3. Higher minimum wage sparks hope in workers, fear in some businesses

Should a $15-an-hour minimum wage become federal policy? This article presents the viewpoints of activists, politicians, economists, and business owners.


Ask your students to consider each side of the story with these discussion questions:

  • Whose point of view did you agree with most? Why?
  • Why do you think the article included the age, gender, and race/ethnicity breakdown of paid workers earning less than $15 an hour?

2. Supreme Court makes history with 5-4 gay marriage equality ruling

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a historic decision to allow same-sex marriage across the United States. This article was the second most read on Newsela last week.


Get the discussion going on this timely issue with the following questions:

  • What is meant by the phrase, “equal dignity in the eyes of the law”?
  • How does the author convey that this is an important milestone in U.S. history?

1. Hardcover yearbooks remain popular among today’s tech-savvy students

Teens may love documenting the weekend on Instagram or Snapchat, but when it comes to capturing the high school experience, hardcover yearbooks still have their place.


Here are a couple questions to get kids thinking critically about this article:

  • Which part of this article was most surprising to you?
  • Would you want a digital yearbook? Why or why not?

As always, we’d love to hear what you and your students had to say about our most read articles. Tweet us @Newsela and let us know which articles piqued the most interest in your classrooms.