Daily News Articles

Renaissance myON News™, powered by News-O-Matic, delivers age-appropriate reporting for students on timely topics and current events through a series of five daily news articles, 52 weeks a year. Coverage includes high-interest US and world news as well as arts and entertainment, sports, science and technology, and more. Teacher Guides, which are available for some issues, include the Lexile levels for each article, a copy of the questions for students that are embedded at the bottom of articles along with the correct answers, and other resources for classroom use.

Student-centered approach 

Every news article is written by professional journalists and reviewed by a child psychologist to ensure they are age-appropriate for K-8 students. Articles are available in English, Spanish and French, with recorded audio, and presented at three Lexile(R) levels. 

Coverage includes high-interest US and world news as well as arts and entertainment, sports, science and technology, animals, wacky news and kids in the news. Each article incorporates engaging multimedia -- videos, slideshows and photo galleries -- to help students better understand the news. Accompanying maps show where news is occurring relative to the location of the reader. 

If student accounts also grant them access to the myON digital book library, their subscriptions to myON News, powered by News-O-Matic, will include book recommendations for each article to encourage further reading on topics of interest.  

Current edition view.

myON News front page view

Article view, with sidebar options for settings and to see extra media.

Article view

Maps show where news events are occurring relative to the reader. 

Map view

Each article includes multimedia resources like videos and photo galleries.

Multimedia resources

Supports digital and media literacy 

Articles are written to engage and empower learners with authoritative information, further supporting digital and media literacy.  News is presented in an easy-to-navigate format that is accessible on the myON platform with any web-enabled device.  

Students and educators can access articles from previous issues using the searchable archive.

Students can access and answer comprehension questions about the article they have just read by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. They will receive automatic feedback on which questions they answered correctly, along with the correct answer for any they may have missed.

Real-time monitoring of student engagement is captured seamlessly within myON, with reports transparently available to students so they can monitor their own reading. Metrics for educators include the number of articles students have read as well as the categories and articles that are most popular.    

Wondering how the editors at myON News, powered by News-O-Matic, decide which articles to publish each day?

View this video interview with the editor-in-chief to find out!