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Newsela Rolls Out Non-Fiction Library

The library includes primary source material and historical documents and offers adapted versions for learners at various reading levels.

Newsela, an education startup working to improve literacy, has launched a new library of primary source material, historical and biographical resources, available in English and Spanish and arranged by reading standard.

“We are aiming to improve reading comprehension, knowledge acquisition and reading motivation among students of different abilities,” CEO and co-founder Matthew Gross told TechCrunch.

Launched in 2013, Newsela publishes news articles daily at five levels of complexity for students in grades 2–12, as well as Common Core-aligned quizzes to test reading comprehension and critical-thinking. Following the same format of their news, the library will provide multiple versions of historical and biographical resources for readers at different reading levels to understand.

The library is available now on the Newsela site.

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