Newsela: Power Words (Tier II Vocab Activities - Paid Subscription Required)

3 Learners | 3 Completed Lessons | 1 Hour of Learning Time

Learning Activity

Power Words is a Newsela ELA feature that includes in-context definitions a Tier II vocabulary words, allows for those words to be read aloud, and has vocabulary activities to help students practice at the end of an article.

Articles that include Power Words have 3-5 of them embedded at each reading level. Clicking a Power Word reveals a definition of the word as it’s used in the article. In the activities panel, students can complete Power Words activities.  

Teachers have a few options for reviewing the Power Words activity:

  • Binder Power Words tab: View a list of students and their Power Words averages and progress. Click a student's name to view more details about their Power Words activity. 
  • Assignments tab: View how many students have viewed an assignment. Click on an assignment to go to the Assignments Review Page, where you can see the Power Words average for the assignment and the number of Power Words activities completed for the assignment.
  • Article page: View each student's Power Words score for the article and the answers they submitted on the Article Review page.


NB. This Newsela feature requires a paid subscription.

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