Come to this session to learn how you can build students’ background knowledge using Newsela reading content and online interactive learning tools.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ABE, ESOL, and HSE Instructors

In this interactive workshop, Newsela Professional Learning Specialist, Alyssa Lipuma, will demonstrate how you can help students build background knowledge using Newsela content. You will learn about and practice using Newsela features such as creating annotations and quizzes to help scaffold and differentiate instruction. Come with your Newsela account open and ready to use!

Do you want to sign up for a DESE-funded Newsela account with access to the full Newsela catalog? Follow the instructions on our website at https://www.sabes.org/content/sabes-program-support-pd-center-support-newsela.

Questions? Please contact Kathleen O’Connell at kathleen_oconnell@worlded.org.

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

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Create a scaffolded learning activity using Newsela texts to build learners’ background knowledge
  • Create and assign text sets with formative assessments and activities to deepen students’ understanding of a topic
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
02/06/2024 - 1:30 pm
End Date

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center
Topic Area
Digital Literacy
ESOL/English Learners