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“News In Levels” Looks Like An Excellent Site For ELLs


News in Levels provides several different “levels” of the same news article and provides audio support for the text. The site is clearly focused on ELLs, with the “lowest” level an image annotated with vocabulary words, which also has audio support.

Unfortunately, the site doesn’t have interactive activities that students can do, but I guess you can’t have everything…

Thanks to the Center for Applied Second Language Studies for the tip.

I’m adding the site to The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners.

news in levels

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. This will be great for my middle school students who struggle with reading.

  2. I’m glad you found the tip useful!

  3. As a teacher I use News in Levels everyday. You can do a gap fill easily where students write the word that they hear.

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