Newsela: Leveling Reading Difficulty

Just a quick post about a new online service called Newsela. It presents (text) news stories and allows users to change the reading difficulty. In other words, stories are changed on the fly so that complex sentences are replaced by one of more simpler ones.

When you open a story on Newsela website, you can change reading difficulty using a blue menu on the right hand side. Every article has five different levels of difficulty. Newsela also have quizzes attached to its articles.

Enjoy reading stories on Newsela!

Using the Internet Safely, part 2

Internet benefits and dangers

1) Many people use the Internet in everyday life.

  • Family and friends keep in touch using the Internet.
  • We use computers and the internet to learn new information.
  • We also use computers for personal business like shopping or banking.

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