Newsela PRO is the perfect platform for NYC public schools
Newsela PRO is now available through ShopDOE for NYC public schools.
Read Newsela’s 4 drivers of reading engagement and you’ll see common themes with the elements laid out in the NYCDOE Framework for Great Schools. What’s more, Newsela is an official NYC DOE PD partner. Arming New York City teachers of all grades with Newsela to drive reading engagement and motivation gives them a powerful tool in pursuing the bold and important goals outlined for 2018 and beyond.
Engagement driver: High-interest content that reflects student experiences
To engage over 1 million diverse students from countless backgrounds and lived experiences, New York educators must draw on an equally diverse body of content. Newsela publishes twelve new texts daily, with specific focus on and untold narratives that help educators explore themes like community and equality or celebrate identity and heritage. With over 6,000 articles and counting, Newsela has articles of interest for every student from any background.
Engagement driver: The right level of rigor
To drive academic success, graduation rates, and college readiness, schools must find ways to challenge each student, whether they’re excelling or struggling. Every Newsela article is published at five discrete reading levels, giving K-12 teachers the flexibility to use both texts that are just right for students and texts that are slightly challenging. What’s more, readers of different levels can all engage with the same content, promoting equity and inclusivity in the classroom. Newsela PRO also includes a variety of scaffolds that help promote learning, like annotation functionality and common-core aligned quizzes.
Engagement driver: Student autonomy and choice
Students are more likely to read purposefully if they can choose what they read, and allowing students spark their own love of reading early sets them up for longer term academic excellence. Newsela provides students in every grade band from 2-12 the opportunity to develop nonfiction reading skills and read closely about what interests them—whether it’s social justice, space, or fidget spinners.
Engagement driver: Empower teachers to personalize instruction
Newsela connects educators with real-time information about each student’s reading activity that can be used to customize subsequent lessons. Teachers can streamline assignment management by assigning and collecting work with a click, so they can focus class time on engaging students.
Not only does Newsela fit into the goals and approaches needed in NYC, but it’s also easier than ever to bring Newsela PRO to your school. Now any NYCDOE school can purchase Newsela through Shop DOE. Let your administrators know! All they need to do is log in and search for Newsela at the top of the screen. Learn more about Newsela PRO here.