We love a good app - and when it's good and educational we get really excited.
Meet Newsela. Newsela is a standout news resource with age-appropriate articles for elementary through high school aged children. News is given through nine different categories, as well as specialty sections - like the 2016 Elections. Newsela also provides a vast library of articles neatly arranged into appropriate categories and the option to search for what you are needing.
Oh, but there's more - and this is why we really got excited about this literary news option. Each article can be switched to Spanish mode with a simple click of the button. Text within each article can be adapted to different reading/grade levels, so a second grader doesn't have to read the same verbiage as a high school student. Quizzes are offered for each article and some articles even offer writing prompts.
Newsela is geared more toward a brick and mortar classroom type set-up, but can be adapted to meet the needs of an online student learning from home.
We hope you enjoy learning about and using Newsela as much as we have. Let us know your stories of using Newsela or any of your favorite educational apps or websites over on our Facebook page. We'd love to feature them!