P.O.V. Pros Club (12/19-1/8)

Student Reading Clubs are Newsela classes hosted by Newsela Educator Specialists. By entering the Class Code or Class Link, any student can join these clubs, and they will receive article assignments for the duration of the club. 

The P.O.V. Pros Club will help students strengthen their ability to assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. Nine Newsela articles will be assigned with annotations and Write prompts over a 3-week period (Dec. 19 to Jan. 8).

How your students can join (it only takes a minute!)

  • Students can join the P.O.V. Pros Club by entering this Class Code: FQEJBT
  • Alternatively, students can join the P.O.V. Pros Club by going to this Class Link: https://newsela.com/join/#/FQEJBT
  • If your students already have Newsela accounts, have them sign in and join using the Class Code or Class Link.
  • If your students don't have Newsela accounts, have them go to Newsela, click Sign up, select Yes when asked Are you joining a teacher's class? and then enter the Class Code. 
  • More detailed instructions on how students join classes here.


Articles will be assigned on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. 

Week One: Monday, Dec. 19 - Friday, Dec. 23

Week Two: Monday, Dec. 26 - Friday, Dec. 30

Week Three: Monday, Jan. 2 - Friday, Jan. 6 

Sample assignment

  • Article: Family adjusting to new life in Fresno after escaping Syria
  • Write prompt: This article is from The Fresno Bee, the local newspaper in the place where the Kashak family lives. Why do you think the Fresno Bee chose to write about this family? If your local newspaper wrote a story about your family, what do you think readers would learn? Write a headline and the first paragraph of an article a newspaper might write about your family.
  • Sample annotation: What does the story of the Kashak family show about the experience of Syrians in general? Highlight a sentence in GREEN that supports your answer.

All articles that will be assigned to this Reading Club are in this Text Set


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