Where engaging content meets instruction
Students know that the articles they read on Newsela are fun and interesting, while keeping them informed of and engaged with the world around them.
Teachers know that the articles they find on Newsela—and the new articles that are published every day—are relevant to lessons and units they teach, help students practice and develop their reading and literacy skills, and are loaded with instructional supports and best-practice applications.
Take a look at some popular Newsela articles that resonate with both students and teachers. Click the toggle at the top to see how each article can be engaging and instructional simultaneously!
Cell phone use in schools is a hotly debated topic among students, and this article helps teachers have important conversations and can even inspire argumentative writing.
Articles about animated movies are popular—especially in the younger grades—and can help teachers with lessons on fictional character traits, comparing and contrasting, and plot elements.
Newsela articles about sports and athletes are reader favorites, and they support teachers in conversations about SEL topics like resilience, empathy, and motivation.
Students of all grades love reading article after article about popular video games like Fortnite, and teachers can skillfully leverage this natural engagement to incorporate instructional goals and reading skills practice as well.
Animals and technology are inherently engaging topics for students, and Newsela offers many opportunities for them to learn more and stay informed with new content published daily. Teachers can use Newsela articles (all published at five reading levels, and many in Spanish as well) as anchor texts for lessons in STEM classrooms, for career and technical exploration, and in foreign language or ELL classes to develop authentic language and literacy skills.