English Language Arts
News-O-Matic can seamlessly integrate into any district’s ELA curriculum. Every article is authentic and engaging, and supports reading comprehension through research-based strategies for developing vocabulary, activating prior knowledge, and making connections to real-world examples. With new articles published daily, students have ample opportunities to practice the skills and strategies needed in order to increase comprehension.
Supporting ELA Instruction
Reading, Listening, and Speaking
Build students' comprehension, vocabulary and analytical skills
Students gain a better understanding of text and draw meaningful conclusions.
Audio recordings of each article on multiple lexile® levels
Native language speakers reading each text, thus providing students an opportunity to increase their reading fluency
Writing and Discussion
Writing prompts or TDAs to develop writing skills and promote inquiry
Discussion prompts to encourage students to explore the world around them.
Challenging words built with read-aloud supports
Student-friendly definition to improve vocabulary
A variety of multimedia resources to increase student awareness of all aspects of the media and information literacy
Informational Text Standards
News-O-Matic articles are now aligned to all 50 states’ standards as well as NGSS, NCSS and Common Core ELA. Teachers from around the country can use News-O-Matic’s standards-aligned articles to teach key informational text standards.
ELA Sample Articles
Teachers have used News-O-Matic to cover world events, government, geography, and more. Here's a brief sample of what we have to offer.
ELA Sample Units
Social Studies text sets allow students the opportunity to analyze key people, events, and ideas through a selection of relevant articles in each topic.