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Pear Deck and Newsela present Newsela Daily Decks

Newsela + Pear Deck

Newsela and Pear Deck are teaming up to create Daily Decks designed to spark student engagement! Each one features an adaptive news article with interactive prompts to get EVERY student learning. These free, ready-to-teach Decks will help you explore news topics with your class while working on literacy, critical thinking skills, and building classroom community! Each article has been curated by Newsela’s expert team and paired with proven instructional strategies to help your students go deep.

Each week, we release a new set of 5 Daily Decks. Want them delivered right to you? Sign up below and we'll send them to your inbox Mondays at 6 AM!

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Newsela takes authentic content from the world’s most trusted providers and turns it into classroom-ready learning materials. Newsela empowers teachers to select the best content for their students while giving administrators the assurance all content is vetted and aligned to standards.

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Pear Deck allows educators to build effective and engaging instructional content — right from Google Slides. This powerful learning tool makes it easy for teachers to build interactive slides with custom questions, formative assessments, embedded audio, and more.

New to Pear Deck? Get started in three easy steps.

To celebrate our partnership with Newsela, new Pear Deck users can enjoy 90 days of Pear Deck Premium, no credit card required. To learn how to create a new Pear Deck account, click through here.

Once you have the Pear Deck Add-on for Google Slides or Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint Online installed, simply follow the directions below!

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Click on one of the Decks below to get a preview of the Deck and make a copy for Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint Online.

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Once the presentation is open in Google Slides or PowerPoint Online, open the Pear Deck Add-on through the Add-ons menu in Google Slides or the Add-ins menu in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can edit the existing questions or add your own custom questions from the slide library. You can also use it exactly as it is!

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Click the ‘Start Lesson’ button to start your interactive lesson!

How to Access Newsela

The SEL Templates combine Newsela’s Social-Emotional Learning content with Pear Deck’s unique student engagement platform. When sharing with students, they will read the Newsela article directly in the Pear Deck session eliminating the need to direct students to a new tab or type in a URL.

To begin, install the templates to your Google Drive and open the file in Google Slides.

The templates are organized into a simple sequence of activities:

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Introduce the topic and have students respond to a writing prompt

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Students read an article at Newsela.com

Students will need to login with a free Newsela account

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Reflect and discuss the SEL topic as a class

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Each week, we release a new set of 5 Daily Decks. Want them delivered right to you? Sign up below and we'll send them to your inbox Mondays at 6 AM

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Subscribe to the Newsela Daily Decks

Each week, we release a new set of 5 Daily Decks. Want them delivered right to you? Sign up below and we'll send them to your inbox Mondays at 6 AM

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