When Illinois teachers need accessible, engaging, and culturally responsive content, content they turn to Newsela.
See why Illinois & Newsela are a perfect match:
Engage students wherever they’re learning with authentic, relevant content from one trusted resource that supports your SEL initiatives and academic needs.
Dive into new social studies standards and civics requirements with Newsela Social Studies found by the ISBE Black History Curriculum Task Force Survey to be the most popular social studies resource For Pre-K through 8th Grade.
Makes content accessible to all students with an experience that is fully compliant with World Wide Web Compliance Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) - adhering to the new Illinois law (Public Act 102-0238). Learn more here.
Adhere to state mandates with engaging content for LGBTQ+ instruction, Black History, and more.
Enable culturally responsive teaching with representative materials from diverse sources.
Curations, Lessons, and Customizations. Create custom activities, search for content by standard, curate Text Sets, and control the reading levels students experience.
Quizzes, Writing Prompts, and Assignments. Create and share customizable assignments and give students access to reading comprehension quizzes, customizable writing prompts, and annotations.
Aligned to Illinois State and Local Standards. Use Newsela to teach the standards and priorities of your school, district and the state of Illinois. We support leading frameworks, and commonly used curricula to ensure instruction is both engaging and driving learning.
Content aligns to Illinois Priority Learning Standards for English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies
SEL content and supports align to Illinois Priority Learning Standards for Social and Emotional Learning
Curriculum Complements across subjects align to the scope and sequence of popular curricular materials
We partner with educators and leaders from around the state to meet your content and PD needs.
Resources to help Illinois educators get the most from Newsela’s content solutions.
Meet the needs of your diverse learner populations with authentic, digital-first content.