Newsela for Reading
Newsela is a great tool for students to practice reading in class or out of class because it is filled with articles that your students will find interesting no matter what they are into. Newsela is great because of the content, but also because it offers five different lexile levels so that students of all reading levels can enjoy all of the articles. The best part is that students can change the lexile level on their own so no one else knows that they moved to a version that is less challenging or moved up to make it more challenging. Another great feature of Newsela is that it has comprehension quizzes attached to many of the articles so you can check to see that your students are understanding what they are reading. And, one last thing, many of the articles are available in English and in Spanish for students who are learning another language.