Newsela Anchor Standard
- Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Newsela PRO Applications
5W’s + How
Tip: Highlight 5W’s in GREEN. Annotate to explain connection.
- Submit summary as Write prompt.
- Complete Quiz.
Resource: Adapted from Teaching Basic Writing Skills by Judith Hochman.
3 Step (Re)eading
- Gist - First time reading ask question and draft summary.
- Little Deeper - Reread for clarification and discussion.
- All Together - After another reading, students will reflect on inferences and make personal connections or to a unit of study.
- Gist. Highlight unknown words or phrases in RED. Highlight 5W’s in GREEN.
- Deeper. Re-read and Annotate unknown words for meaning and explain 5W’s. Reply to teacher Annotations in YELLOW.
- All Together. Highlight connections to our unit of study in BLUE and Annotate to explain your reasoning.
Varied Classroom Settings
- Scaffold Annotations and questions for independence.
- Group students with similar reading levels.
- Read aloud and project Annotations for full class participation.
- Graphic Organizers: KWL, Mind Maps, Venn Diagram
- Student Discussion with Turn and Talk or Think-Pair-Share
- “10 Cent” Summary - Create a summary with a limited amount of words
- Central Idea Formula - Subject + “What about it” = Central Idea
- Bloom's Taxonomy - Develop higher order questioning
- Costa’s Levels of Questioning
- Reading Protocols
For examples of each Newsela strategy, download the attached PDF.