Date posted: October 18, 2017
Newsela is a free nonfiction reading website and an app where students can read about current events at different reading levels. The news articles are from several sources, including the Washington Post, Scientific American, the Smithsonian and PBS News Hour. They’ve been rewritten at 5 different reading levels (measured by Lexile score), from approximately Grade 3 to Grade 12. Each text has an accompanying quiz.
Newsela is free to all students. You can read a limited number of articles a day without registering.
For teachers, the paid PRO version offers a variety of other features. But, if you’re searching for current, non-fiction reading material there’s plenty available in the free service.