Learn more about the Newsela PRO Reading Challenge
Increase student engagement while fostering a community of learners who are deeply curious about the world around them. Participate in the Newsela PRO Reading Challenge! Not only will your school have a chance to win fun prizes, you’ll also be able to monitor progress and analyze real-time trends in your Binder as students read and take quizzes. Make the most of your PRO subscription - have your students start today.
This challenge begins Thursday, September 8, 2016 and ends Thursday, October 6, 2016. This challenge is exclusive to PRO educators at Newsela PRO schools.
I am a Newsela PRO educator, how does the challenge work?
All PRO schools and districts are automatically enrolled in the Reading Challenge. The school with the highest number of points at the end of the challenge will receive a Newsela-hosted schoolwide event. Schools can also earn additional rewards throughout the duration of the challenge based on their participation.
Students earn points by reading and taking quizzes on Newsela. Here's how the scoring works:
Students earn points for every word they read on Newsela.
Students earn points for each quiz taken on Newsela.
Students earn additional points for each correct quiz answer.
What prizes can my school win by participating in the challenge?
In addition to the grand prize, schools can earn other rewards throughout the duration of the challenge based on their participation.
Gold Level School
The PRO school with the highest number of points at the end of the challenge will enjoy a Newsela-sponsored event. We’ll roll out the Newsela blue carpet and collaborate with your school to plan an occasion your school community will remember for years to come.
Silver Level Schools
PRO schools reaching the silver level by the end of the challenge will receive a swag pack full of Newsela goodies for participating students and teachers.
Bronze Level Schools
PRO schools reaching the bronze level by the end of the challenge will receive an online certificate recognizing their hard work and dedication.
I want my students to get involved. What are some ways to increase student participation?
Click here for some strategies and resources to increase participation and get students involved. Students can read independently, in partnerships, or even for homework. The more your students participate, the more insights you’ll see in your Binder.
What if I still have questions about the Newsela PRO Reading Challenge?
Check out our FAQ page about the challenge where you can find answers to frequently asked questions.