Newsela and ReadWorks Online Reading Options for Adult Learners

Hi Everyone,

Our lives and teaching strategies have changed significantly over the past few weeks as COVID-19 has impacted us.  As adult educators, we are scrambling to provide online access for our students who want to continue to learn during the pandemic.

The LINCS Integrating Technology group has a robust discussion about resources for moving instruction online. 

I wanted to share a few resources specific to teaching reading in this forum and hope that others will contribute too.  Thanks in advance for sharing your resources and best practices for teaching reading and writing online! 


Reading Specific Resources 

Newsela had gone to a largely for pay model but is now providing free access for educators for the rest of the school year.  Find details in this 10 minute video.  

Our friends at the Illinois Excellence in Adult Education PD Portal did an outstanding webinar last week about online teaching options.  A great resource they highlight is ReadWorks starting at the 30:54 mark.  


Thanks so much for helping each other out during this crisis by contributing other resources!

Stay Safe,

Steve Schmidt

LINCS Reading and Writing CoP Moderator