Newsela + BetterLesson: Explore Strategies From Newsela Certified Educators

Newsela + BetterLesson: Explore Strategies From Newsela Certified Educators

Are you ready to amplify your classroom connections with coaching from exemplary educators?

The Newsela Learning Domain on BetterLesson includes 100 cross-curricular teaching strategies that focus on literacy skill development for grades 2-12. These strategies contain vibrant digital reading experiences using Newsela texts and text sets.  Each strategy is designed to supercharge student reading engagement and infuse literacy skills into every content area.

The strategies in the Newsela Learning Domain were developed as part of the Newsela + BetterLesson Master Teacher Project. Nine Newsela Certified Educators and Resource Writers were selected to share their top cross-disciplinary literacy practices. These exemplary educators showcase their best teaching methods across grade bands and subject areas, and knowledge about the most powerful use of the Newsela tools.

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Featured Strategies

Jigsaw Reading Using Newsela with Secondary Students by Christine Scoppa
Each student becomes an expert on an article then teaches the group so that the group can draw connections based on what they have learned

Reading and Writing for Change with Secondary Students Using Newsela by Sarah Bayer

Students read about others who have brought about change and then design their own projects to impact their homes, schools, or communities

Building Background Knowledge Using Newsela with Elementary Students by Monika Moorman

Complement novel studies by building students' background knowledge on a topic using Newsela articles

Anticipation Guide Using Newsela by Aimee Tolleson

An engaging pre-reading strategy designed to activate schema and heighten curiosity


About the Authors

The Master Teacher authors are all Newsela Certified Educators with multiple years of experience with Newsela in their classroom. We picked the best, so you could learn from the best. Click on each other to learn more about their education experience and apply their Newsela strategies.

Lisa Neihouse Science Teacher, Alma High School, AR

Christine Scoppa Reading Interventionist, Johanna Perrin Middle School, NY

Kristen Rafferty Elementary Teacher, Carondelet Catholic School, MN

Tyler Overstreet English Teacher, Danville High School, IL

Aimee Tolleson Assistant Principal, South Point High School, NC

Sarah Bayer ELA Teacher, Lakeside Middle School, GA

Emily Iannotta ELA Teacher, Keyport Central School, NJ

Monika Moorman Elementary Teacher, Central Park Elementary, FL

Adam Trebel Technology and Engineering Teacher, Marinette High School, WI

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