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How are you using Newsela with English language learners (ELLs)? Come learn how to use Newsela content and features to differentiate reading instruction and build in language instruction for ELLs in your classes. Massachusetts adult educators in DESE-funded programs can now access the full Newsela account with access to thousands of readings, class accounts, assessments, and more.

About this workshop:

  • All participants must have an active Newsela account prior to the session. You can find information here about how to sign up through your DESE-funded agency email address.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Educators who want to increase their understanding of the affordances of the Newsela platform, including using it with ELLs in ESOL or ABE classrooms

In this workshop, Newsela Professional Learning Specialist Alyssa Lipuma will show you how you can engage English language learners in language practice while supporting their access to complex texts and concepts. You will walk away with impactful and easy-to-implement strategies to differentiate content and instruction for ELLs and all adult learners.

Several days before the event, Kathleen O’Connell at will send you an email with the Zoom link.

To receive alerts for events related to digital literacy, make sure you’re signed up for notifications. Sign into your SABES account, click the “My Account” tab, select the “My Notifications” tab, and check off “Program Support - Digital Literacy.”

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Use Newsela features to scaffold English language learners’ access to complex texts
  • Leverage Newsela resources, features, and tools to promote learner language practice, such as speaking and listening
  • Describe approaches to using Newsela content as the foundation for explicit language instruction
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Before the workshop, please log on to your Newsela account. If you do not have a Newsela account, please create one using your DESE-funded program email to access the paid version of Newsela.

11/30/2023 - 1:00 pm to 11/30/2023 - 2:30 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center
Topic Area
Digital Literacy
Distance and Blended Learning
ESOL/English Learners