Critical Creativity with NewsELA

Combine the collaborative, online functionality of Google Apps with nonfiction reading comprehension website Newsela.com. Newsela provides news articles daily that are relevant, interesting AND available in five different lexile reading levels. In this session, we will explore ways that students can extend critical thinking based on real world content to collaborative and creative products. (Gr. 3-12)

Template lesson plan to share with students in Google Drive.

Use these stems to create a question specific to the article read.

Sample products/projects/activities that work with Newsela articles - either assigned or student choice (menu board).

Margaret Resendez, Arlington ISD Instructional Technology Specialist, mresend1@aisd.net, @mresend1

Jana Pounds, Arlington ISD Instructional Technology Specialist, jpounds@aisd.net, @janapounds