Every conscientious teacher works towards differentiating instruction in myriad ways, ranging from honoring students’ current reading levels to integrating high-interest, cross-curricular texts while providing an element of choice of topics.
Since this noble endeavor is also quite time-consuming, we are fortunate to have websites such as NewsELA just a browser search away! Similar to CommonLit.org, NewsELA offers “text sets” of thematically linked readings and supporting materials. NewsELA, however, focuses on current events.
Check out this month’s offerings related to Women’s History Month. The link below will take you to an article featuring the women from the Oscar nominated film, Hidden Figures. It’s a nice piece of cross-curricular reading, too!