Primary Page (Polls Open: March 7 - March 8)

On Monday March 7 through Tuesday March 8, students in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, and Washington D.C. are invited to join their peers in the first Newsela Students Vote caucus. Students will be able to vote using their Newsela accounts from 6:00am on Monday March 7th to 8:00pm on Tuesday March 8th in the local time of each state. 

Review the steps below to participate:

    • Students must first be registered in a Class on Newsela.
    • Once logged in, students and teachers will see a banner of the page that directs them to "Vote Now". Teachers can only see the results.
    • Teachers, can also share the "Student Polling Booth" link below with students.
    • Find your state polling page and select your candidate. 
    • You will see complete state student results after you submit.

Before Voting

    1. Hover over your name on the Search and Navigation bar at the top and choose Students
    2. Type your class name, select a grade, then click Add Class
    3. Click Invite Students.
    4. Share the Class Link or Class Code with your students.
    5. Each class has a customized Quick Start Guide that tells students how to join your class. Click the Quick Start Guide  icon on your Classes page to access the customized guide and share it with your students.
      NOTE: Teachers can't add students to a class.
    6. For additional help getting your students started, see Quick Start Guide for Teachers.

Classroom Election Activities

Check out our Classroom Election Activities on how to make connections to this historic event. Have students read about the candidates in our Campaign 2016 Text Set.

Best Fit Technology

  • 1:1 - Review our Classroom Election Activities  to engage students beyond their vote.
  • Media Lab - Plan ahead: reserve the media lab for this special event.
  • iPad/ Tablet - Use classroom set of tablet to have students place their vote on web browser.
  • Classroom Computer -Set up a polling station at the classroom computer and have students one by one, place their vote on their registered Newsela account.

Know Your News

Have student review local news stories in your State Text Set.


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