Looking for specific topics:
So you'll see a lot of recommendations are Text Sets. These are nice places to start because they usually have been pre-curated.
Reading Skills Checks
Available under Collection > Reading Skills Checks
, these are a good first step in creating an assignment for students. We recommend that educators assign 3 of the articles at any given time, to give them more insight into how students are performing against several reading skills. These articles are only available at one grade level, so we recommend that educators assign the same-grade-level article.
Additional professional learning
Teach with Newsela
If you type in SEL into the Searchbar
in the Educator Center, you'll find a variety of webinars and resources on the Social Emotional Learning Collection.
Assigning Articles or Text Sets
When teachers create Assignments, they can also add additional links to the instructions. This allows you to send your students to other websites.
Collaborating on a Text Set
An individual text set can only be edited by a single user; we don't have a collaborative creation feature at this point. As a workaround, I would recommend the following:
Create a shared document (either in google docs, or even an email thread) where you discuss the articles you think would be best for each resolution.
Come to a consensus about which articles will support each resolution, in the shared document/email chain.
Appoint a single teacher to build each text set, indicating in the description any relevant information about the resolution and supporting articles.
Sharing Text Sets with Colleagues
Text sets are always shareable, and editable, by teachers.
Share the links of the text sets with the rest of the teachers in your school, or direct them to find the text sets in "Text Sets at Your School." The text set will be available to them all to assign to their students. You can use either the "share" icon beneath the text set title or directly link the url. Please note: teachers will be able to make their own copy to edit.
When you share your links with other educators, include a note on why they should assign these text sets as is. You might include more information on how to create an assignment for those teachers who may need some support using this support page.