Newsela Pro

READ CLOSELY. THINK CRITICALLY. BE WORDLY.

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.

What genres?

    • PRO/CON

      Paired texts to expose students to differing perspectives on key societal issues.
    • EXPLAINERS

      Overviews of key concepts to build background knowledge.
    • SPEECHES

      Eloquent prose from famed orators, made accessible to all readers.
    • GEOGRAPHY PROFILES

      Topographical, social and climatic overviews of regions, countries, states, and cities.
    • HOW-TOS

      Procedurals ranging from science experiments to crafts and home economics.
    • STUDENT VOICES

      Original thought pieces and hot-takes from Newsela's student readers.
    • FICTION

      Short-form fiction stories to engage students and drive literacy skills.
    • BIOGRAPHIES

      The life stories of known and unknown people, both historical or living, who changed or are changing the course of history.
    • HISTORIC NEWS

      Original news coverage of significant events from before 2000.
    • PRIMARY SOURCES

      First-hand accounts of important people, events, and time periods.
    • CAREER PROFILES

      Stories 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!

    Log into Newsela easily

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    If you do not have access to the PRO version of Newsela, contact Mrs. Bongiorno for her to link your account.

    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.

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    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.

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    Annotate and Collaborate

    Lead students toward a deeper examination of content through interactive annotations and editable written-response questions.

    Track Progress

    The teacher and administrator binder records student results and displays reading-level achievement in a crystal-clear, visual format.

    Newsela Collections

    Newsela Collections are packed with differentiated content that is accessible and relevant to every learner in today’s diverse classrooms.

    Create Text Sets

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    Templates Just for YOU!

    Newsela Templates - Google Slides

    Includes: text analysis, science in the news, comparing two articles, text features, summary, fact & opinion, close reading context clues, main idea, and authors purpose

    Want to learn more about Newsela?

    Contact Mrs. Bongiorno for some one-on-one PD, PLC help, or content area support.

    Mrs. Bongiorno, Media and Education Technology Instructor

    Educational experiences with interdisciplinary approaches in STEAM education have guided Martha’s library program as does her pedagogical belief the library is the heart of the school where knowledge and empathy is constructed not just books but from collaboration and inquiry. The library should be an innovative space in which students ask questions, create new learning experiences, and collaborate to deepen their knowledge of the curriculum and the world around them.


    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.


    Skills

    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.