Renaissance myON News powered by News-O-Matic

Renaissance myON® News, powered by News-O-Matic, delivers authentic reporting on timely topics and current events through a series of five daily news articles, 52 weeks a year.

Articles are written by professional journalists and reviewed by a child psychologist for age-appropriateness. Every article is written at 3 Lexile® levels, with audio supports and engaging multimedia to further student understanding.

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Engaging for every reader

  • 5 daily news articles – Monday-Friday, 52 weeks a year.
  • 3 Lexile® levels – allow each student in a class to read the same article at their own reading level.
  • Wide variety of topics – high-interest US and world news as well as arts and entertainment, sports, science and technology, animals, wacky news and kids in the news.
  • Multiple languages – available in English, Spanish, and French.
  • Searchable archive – students and educators can search by keyword or category to find previously published news articles.

Supporting digital and media literacy

Every news article is written specifically for students by professional journalists and reviewed by a child psychologist to ensure it is age-appropriate for K–8 students. In the case of sensitive news, psychologists help find the right words to explain things to young readers.

Which headline do you want your students reading?

News is reported in a way that is appropriate for younger grade levels, even when discussing sensitive topics.

Putting more fun into nonfiction

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.

Tour of multimedia features

Comprehension questions

Students can access and answer 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.

Teacher guides

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.


Reports provide visibility into reading activity and engagement including the number of articles students have read, results of questions they have answered about the articles, as well as the categories and articles that are most popular.

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Seamlessly connect articles to book reading

If you also have Renaissance myON® Reader, students can research topics of interest further using the myON digital library platform.

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Tech and Learning TCEA 2019 Best of Show Winner

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