Back to School Lesson Series

This series of teacher written lesson plans includes an introduction to Newsela that walks students through the registration process in addition to lessons that help build classroom culture through connections made with the Newsela content and article features. Students will engage in meaningful discussions and writing activities to launch into the new year.

Introduction to Newsela

Ready to launch Newsela in your classroom? This lesson plan includes a feature video, classwork, and homework materials to help introduce Newsela to students.

Back to School Lesson 1

Start building a collaborative classroom culture with Newsela. In part one of our Back to School lesson series, students will apply content from a Newsela article to discuss communicating, critical thinking, and problem solving. 

Back to School Lesson 2

In part two of our Back to School lesson series, students will apply content from a Newsela article to answer a Write prompt and explain reasoning. 

Back to School Lesson 3

In this lesson students will apply content and features from a Newsela article to Highlight evidence to support in an argumentative Write paragraph.

Back to School Lesson 4

In the final part of our Back to School lesson series, students will apply content from a Newsela article to develop high level questions and articulate their evidence reasoning. 

A PDF and .docx is attached to each lesson article for use in your classroom. 

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