Differentiation

We understand that every classroom is full of readers at varying levels. Here are some ways you can use our online materials to differentiate for all the readers in your classroom:

We provide two additional levels of each issue of Scholastic News: a lower Lexile level and a higher Lexile level.

To find the lower Lexile level:

• Go to the issue page and click on “Listen and Read.”
• Then select “Easier Level,” and you’ll be taken to the digital issue. It has all the features of the on-level issue, including the vocabulary slideshow and the interactive page 4 activity.

To find the higher Lexile level:

  • Look in the Resources box at the top right
  • Click “Higher Level PDF"
  • You’ll get a downloadable pdf of the issue that you can project or print out
Audio Read-Aloud

Striving readers can get a comprehension boost from our audio read-aloud feature. Each issue is read by a real person (not a computer voice!), with words highlighted as they are read aloud. This feature is great for modeling fluent reading. The lower-Lexile level version of the issue also has the audio read-aloud feature.