Newsela is one of my favorite places to find current events and news for kids. I especially appreciate that every article on Newsela comes in four different versions—so if one article is too difficult for students, an easier version of the same article is just a click away.
I’ve already written about all of Newsela’s cool features before, but this morning I just found out that the site is now featuring a Sports section! While your sports-crazed students won't find last night's box scores on the site, they will find articles that connect sports to important global issues.
In one article, students might read about an Orioles minor leaguer's harrowing escape from Cuba and the push to change the Redskins' name. In another readers will find out how math can be used to improve basketball defenses, or how athletes are pushing for more research into concussions and brain health.