What’s new: Back-to-school 2021

Newsela Product Updates

As you plan for back-to-school, check out some of our latest updates designed to help you accelerate student learning and lay the foundation for a successful school year ahead.

This video highlights our six favorite Newsela updates for back-to-school 2021, including:

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    Read Aloud Mode

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    Pear Deck + Newsela Lessons

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    "Teach This Poem" lessons from Poets.org

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    Embedded SEL Supports in Newsela ELA

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    Learning for Justice Teaching Strategies

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    Close Reading for Meaning™ Lesson Plans from Lavinia Group

Other Newsela Content

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How to: Use Newsela's Read Aloud feature


With Newsela’s Read Aloud feature, we’ve gone beyond WCAG requirements so students and teachers can listen to any Newsela article on the web or in the student app.

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How to: Leverage ELA standards on Newsela


With Newsela ELA, every text includes a 4-question multiple-choice quiz that’s aligned to ELA standards for informational reading or literature, so teachers can focus on each student’s individual skill development.

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How to: Leverage social studies and science standards on Newsela


Content in Newsela Social Studies is aligned to both state standards and national frameworks with embedded resources that support teachers and promote inquiry in the classroom.