Pear Deck & Newsela Present

The Newsela Daily 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 deeper with the lessons and prompt classroom conversations. With new articles published every day, there’s never a limit to how much you can explore!

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How to Use the Templates

The Daily Decks combine Newsela’s curated news articles 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.

The Decks are organized into a simple sequence of activities. To begin, select a topic from the gallery above. Note that you and your students will need to create a free Newsela account to set text levels and use the annotation features.

Step 1 . Login to Newsela and assign the article to your class.

Step 2 . Open the Daily Deck and launch your Pear Deck Session

Step 3 . Students will read and annotate the article, reflect and discuss

This simple instructional pattern makes it easy to practice literacy while building critical thinking skills and global awareness. Feel free to make these templates your own by editing the prompts or adding slides with links to other relevant articles!

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