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By Linda C. Joseph - Posted Apr 1, 2016
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For April 1, 2016: Current events discussions are great ice breakers for any subject. They generate student opinions and ideas on a variety of topics. Newsela provides numerous articles that teachers can use to introduce current events into their curriculum. There are also text sets for literature such as connecting nonfiction to the Giver. When they sign up for a free subscription, teachers are able to create quizzes and view class-wide results. The Pro version of Newsela (ask for a quote) offers more choices, such as tracking individual progress, weekly insight emails, and live chat.
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