NEWSELA Current Event Analysis Common Core Worksheets & Graphic Organizers
NEWSELA is a great, free online resource because it allows a student to choose his/her own lexile level to read level appropriate articles. This activity has seven templates to choose from and is aligned with Common Core Literacy and Writing standards for ELA, history and science.
Newsela: Creating Global Citizens Through Scaffolded Texts | W.O.R.D. Ink
Current events are a standard homework requirement for most 3rd-12th graders. Or maybe you wish they were! Still, spending hours searching for a grade-level appropriate and reputable text that’s not only interesting but also newsworthy is a daunting task for educators, parents, and students alike. All hail Newsela! Your one-stop shop for unlimited access to hundreds of free, daily articles written to multiple levels of text complexity, with quizzes aligned to Common Core standards.
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Velveteen Rabbit Revisions: How to Bring Your Writing to Life (with a Whole Lot of Love!) Re-ignite your creativity and bring your writing to life using acclaimed author Kate Messner’s inspiring 65 off-draft writing prompts and revision techniques.
Common Core Reference Collection: Common Core implementation plans, transition guides, assessment tasks, exemplars and curriculum, indexed from across the U.S. Arts Integration: Arts-integrated learning across the disciplines asks students to develop capacity to reflect on what they are learning and use new knowledge to interpret and create works of art.
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