Evaluating ELA: Six essentials you need in your ELA content


Teachers spend too much time searching unvetted online sources and elsewhere to make their core ELA materials more engaging or aligned to their teaching priorities. In this resource, learn about the six essentials you need in your ELA content and assess whether your content effectively addresses each.

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A summary of the 6 essentials you need in your ELA content
What are the 6 essentials in ELA content? You can walk through each item, including their individual relevance to ELA.
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The importance of prioritizing the 6 essentials in your ELA content
Gain insight on the importance of the 6 essentials in your ELA content, including the impact on student engagement and learning outcomes.
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Evaluate how your ELA content is doing
An easy-to-use rubric educators can reference to evaluate how their ELA content is doing for each of the 6 essentials you need in your ELA content.
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Teachers spend too much time searching unvetted online sources and elsewhere to make their core ELA materials more engaging or aligned to their teaching priorities. When core materials fail to engage and motivate students or are missing the necessary content to teach to standards, ELA learning outcomes are not met. With Newsela ELA, teachers can create lessons that enhance student engagement or rigor and meet the needs of diverse learners, while maintaining standards alignment and delivering the skills, background knowledge, and vocabulary students need.

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