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Did you know that at AMMS we get the PRO version of Newsela?!
What is Newsela Pro?
Teachers and students get unlimited access to Newsela content, standards-aligned reading activities, and insights to support core instruction and differentiation across the curriculum.
You have access to 20+ genres of content to support core instruction, like primary sources, reference texts, essays, fiction, issue overviews, and more–all at 5 reading levels.
PRO/CONPaired texts to expose students to differing perspectives on key societal issues.
EXPLAINERSOverviews of key concepts to build background knowledge.
SPEECHESEloquent prose from famed orators, made accessible to all readers.
GEOGRAPHY PROFILESTopographical, social and climatic overviews of regions, countries, states, and cities.
HOW-TOSProcedurals ranging from science experiments to crafts and home economics.
STUDENT VOICESOriginal thought pieces and hot-takes from Newsela's student readers.
FICTIONShort-form fiction stories to engage students and drive literacy skills.
BIOGRAPHIESThe life stories of known and unknown people, both historical or living, who changed or are changing the course of history.
HISTORIC NEWSOriginal news coverage of significant events from before 2000.
PRIMARY SOURCESFirst-hand accounts of important people, events, and time periods.
CAREER PROFILESStories that provide a glimpse into a range of industries and career paths.
AND MORE...Essays, Analyses, Narrative Nonfiction, Court Opinions, Myths and Legends, Q&As, Reference Materials, Opinions, and news—with more genres being added!
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Personalized Learning - Every Article Has 5 Lexile Levels
Newsela makes it easy for an entire class to read the same content, but at a level that’s just right for each student.
Assign Articles to Students/Classes
Automatically assign articles to students. See who read the story, passed the quiz and took notes, all in a single screen.
Annotate and Collaborate
Lead students toward a deeper examination of content through interactive annotations and editable written-response questions.
The teacher and administrator binder records student results and displays reading-level achievement in a crystal-clear, visual format.
Newsela Collections are packed with differentiated content that is accessible and relevant to every learner in today’s diverse classrooms.
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Templates Just for YOU!
Includes: text analysis, science in the news, comparing two articles, text features, summary, fact & opinion, close reading context clues, main idea, and authors purpose
Mrs. Bongiorno, Media and Education Technology Instructor
Martha resides in Lawrenceville, Georgia with her husband (who is also a teacher) and two spunky children. When she is not working or volunteering for the Georgia Library Media Association, she and her family can often be found hiking or fostering a love of all things nerdy in her children by adventuring to historical places, festivals, or DragonCon.
Martha holds a Bachelors in Middle Grades Education, a Masters in Learning, Design, and Technology, and Ed.S. in Instructional Technology. Her accolades include being the 2019 Fulton County Library Media Specialist of the Year, a 2019 AASL Social Media Superstar Finalist, and the 2018 Coastal Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year. She founded #GaLibChat, is President-Elect of the Georgia Library Media Association, and maintains Discovering the Remarkable, a website and blog dedicated to middle grades library resources.
Martha's certifications include receiving Levels 1 & 2 Google Certifications, being a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Microsoft Trainer Expert, and serving as a Flipgrid Student Voice Ambassador. She is also confident in her ability to embed literacy within STEAM and uses AR/VR in the library.