Newsela Anchor Standard
- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Newsela PRO Applications
Double Entry Journals
Tip: Highlight evidence that supports your claim in GREEN. Annotate to explain reasoning. Example:
What the Text Says
Why is this important?
·On page …
·The author states …
·This is important because …
·This connects to …
Notice & Note Signposts
- Contrasts and Contradictions
- Extreme or Absolute Language
- Numbers and Stats
- Quoted Words
- Word Gaps
- Gist. Highlight ideas that surprise you in RED. Highlight signposts in GREEN.
- Pause: Turn and Talk
- Deeper. Re-read and Annotate surprising ideas and signposts. Reply to teacher Annotations in YELLOW.
- All Together. Answer Write prompt using your Annotations as evidence to support your claim.
- Resource: Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst
- Interactive Notebooks - Have students make deeper connections to curriculum and texts.
- RACE - Restate the question, Answer the question, Cite evidence, Explain evidence.
- QAR - Question - Answer Relationship: Help students how to identify question types and find answers.
- Text Dependent Questions - Progression of understanding key details from a text.
- Say- Do Mean - What does the text say? What is the author doing? What does that mean?
- Peer Conferencing - Have students explain their evidence in a one-on-one discussion. Engage them in a meaningful conversation about what they just read.
- Visuals of the Story - Create an image or illustration of the text.
For examples of each Newsela strategy, download the attached PDF.