Students reading news articles in ELA class

English Language Arts

Using News-O-Matic for ELA

Teachers and literacy specialists use News-O-Matic as part of their ELA curriculum. Every News-O-Matic article features vocabulary words, reading comprehension questions, and multimedia content to reinforce learning. With five news articles published every weekday, students have ample opportunities to develop their nonfiction literacy.

Informational Text Standards

ELA teachers around the country use News-O-Matic as a tool for teaching skills related to understanding informational text. Our news articles for students are correlated to informational text standards for the Common Core, and can also be used in ELA state standards such as TEKS. Teachers can use News-O-Matic content to teach topics  such as:

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Key Ideas & Supporting Evidence
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Organizational Pattern & Text Structure
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Point of View
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Vocabulary
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Using Images and Graphics to Locate Information
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Cause & Effect
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Compare & Contrast
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Citations

Writing Practice

In our daily Teacher's Guide, News-O-Matic shares close reading questions for students to use as writing prompts.  Students can use News-O-Matic articles as reference material for written reports, creative writing, and journalism projects.

Sample Materials for ELA teachers

Any News-O-Matic article can be used for reading and writing practice. Here are a few examples of lesson plans, comprehension questions, and close reading questions that have been used for previous ELA news articles.

ELA Lesson Plans for teachers
ELA Lesson Plans for teachers

News-O-Matic offers a series of lesson plans tailored to informational text standards.

Multiple-Choice Questions for ELA news articles
Multiple-Choice Questions for ELA news articles

All News-O-Matic articles feature multiple-choice questions for students to answer.

Close Reading Questions for ELA news articles
Close Reading Questions for ELA news articles

The News-O-Matic Teacher's Guide shares close reading questions to be used in the classroom.

ELA Lesson Plans for teachers
ELA Lesson Plans for teachers

News-O-Matic offers a series of lesson plans tailored to informational text standards.

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