Most Read on Newsela Last Week

Here are the top three most read articles on newsela.com 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.