Come learn ways to leverage Newsela's auto-differentiation tools to support learners as they access diverse text content, engage with new information, and express new knowledge.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA and ESOL instructors who want to differentiate reading instruction for their learners

In this session, Newsela Professional Learning Specialist, Alyssa Lipuma, will share strategies within the Newsela platform that instructors can use to differentiate instruction and engage all learners. Alyssa will demonstrate the available tools in Newsela such as changing reading lexile levels or using annotations and read-aloud mode. She will also demonstrate best teaching practices, such as providing students with choices within multi-article assignments. We recommend joining this interactive session with your Newsela account open and ready to use.

To sign up for a DESE-funded Newsela account with access to the full Newsela catalog, sign up for an account using your agency email at Newsela.com. 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:

  • Use Newsela tools, such as annotations and read-aloud mode, to differentiate instruction as needed for learners
  • Design reading and writing lessons using Newsela text sets and assessment tools to provide learning opportunities across a range of grade levels in your classroom
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
02/29/2024 - 3:30 pm to 02/29/2024 - 5:00 pm

United States

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