Newsela for Science

Newsela is partnering with Scientific American to introduce Newsela for Science, science articles and text sets aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Now, students of any reading ability can access hyper-relevant science content through Newsela’s articles, all available at five reading levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

What resources are available on Newsela?

Newsela offers articles that teachers can apply to their science curriculum. Teachers can determine the cross cutting concepts to analyze cause and effect patterns. Text Sets for Science help build literacy through relevant article news.

Are Newsela assessments aligned to Next Generation Science Standards?

Newsela for Science Text Sets are based on the themes of the Disciplinary Core Ideas of the Next Generation Science Standards and allow teachers to promote literacy and interdisciplinary connections through relevant article news.

Can I use Newsela to teach Next Generation Science Standards?

Educators can use Text Sets for Science to help engage students with key performance expectations and promote three dimensional learning with patterns and applications with current event articles.

Is there a curriculum map included with the Text Sets for Science?

The Text Sets for Science are organized by theme and allow the educator to determine their own scope and sequence and curriculum design.

What other resources are available for science teachers on Newsela?

We have a variety of lesson plans and paired texts that incorporate science. See below for a selection of links to get you started.

Paired Texts: Climate change solutions

Lesson plans

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