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Newsela.com

  • Brief description: Includes news articles from many different publications, newspapers, and magazines rewritten at five different reading levels. Includes vocabulary and comprehension quizzes and writing assignments. Students can be given assignments online.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent for reading, writing, and vocabulary (can only be obtained from paid version)
    • 15 minutes (.25 hrs) for readings with Lexile levels below 800 (i.e.799 and below);
    • 30 minutes (.5 hrs) for readings with Lexile levels of 800 or above
    • 15 minutes (.25 hrs) for Power Words at any level.
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Completed reading and quiz (either online or printed PDF); verified by teacher/staff in student data. Here's a Reporting How-to Screencast.

  • Here's their Getting Started page for teachers: https://support.newsela.com/category/getting-started/

  • CASAS reading scores from 220-235 (ELL levels 4-6) recommended.

  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes
  • Access: There is a free version and a premium paid version. You may have to contact them or pricing: https://newsela.com/about/solutions/compare/

Literacy Level

CASAS Score
Greater than 221

Accessibility

Cost

There is a free version and a premium paid version.

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