There is no better way than text sets to broaden a student’s perspective while at the same time deepening their understanding of a topic.
Newsela provides a searchable library of current, relevant text sets across the curricula which can be narrowed down and even altered by reading level. As a result, students at different levels can be reading about and discussing the same topic. Newsela releases new text sets daily and allows for teachers to create their own that are available to users as well. There is a feature called binder which allows teachers to create classes, make assignments, and access quizzes. All of which is part of their free suite of products.
Now that WHS is in a 1:1 learning environment we encourage you to check out Newsela as a resource for you and your students. Already using Newsela? Please give us feedback in the comments below and let us know how you use it in your classroom.