If you'd like to start with videos about myON news (in English and Spanish), see the Videos section below.
Opening myON News
If myON News is available on your site, students, teachers, and administrators can open it by selecting the News icon at the top of any myON page.
Front Page Overview
- Select the News tab.
- View the current five articles of the day. Select a current article to read.
- Use the arrow to view articles from previous days. You can view previous articles as far back as March 2017.
Navigating an Article
As you read an article, you can do the following:
Use the Options on the Right
As you read the article, use the options on the right side of the page.
turns audio on or off.
Use the drop-down list to change the text of the article to English, Spanish, French, Arabic, or Mandarin and to hear audio in the selected language.
Use the "A" buttons to choose the text size you prefer:
Select the globe to see the geographical location of the article and some fun facts, and learn how far away the article location is from where you are.
Select the video icon to play a video to learn more.
Select the picture icon to open a slideshow to learn more. Use the arrows to navigate through the slideshow.
Select the clipboard to open a fact related to the article.
Select the arrow button to open a suggestion for an action you can take now that you have read the article.
Select the person icon to read about the author.
Select the quotation marks to read the credit and citation information for the source of the article and other materials.
View Definitions of Vocabulary Words
Vocabulary words in the article are underlined. Select one to hear it pronounced and to see what it means. In the definition window, you can click More (if available) to see more information. In the example below, you can see more definitions and the pronunciation; click the speaker icon to hear the word again.
Rate the Article
At the end of the article, students can choose a rating. (Faculty and other personnel cannot choose a rating.)
Select a Book in the Read More Section
Select one of the "Read More" books to see more information. You can also choose to read the book or add it to your list.
Take the Quiz
Answer the quiz questions under the article. Then, select Turn In Answers.
Navigate to Other Articles
At the bottom of the article, use the arrows to see the other articles from the current edition of the news (five articles total).
For most, but not all days, Faculty will see a Teacher Guide button in the bottom left corner of the day's news page under the available articles.
Teacher Guides include the Lexile levels and word counts of the day's articles for each grade level. They also include the quiz questions and answers for each articles and vocabulary words for each article. Teachers Guides also include printable pages for students with the quiz questions and a discussion question for each article, a K-W-L Chart to fill in, and a "Find the Five Ws and How" worksheet.
How Faculty See Information About Students' News Reading and Quizzes
When Faculty open an article, below the text, they can see how many of their students read the article, how many times it was read by their students, how much time the students spent reading it, and how many of their students rated the article with a thumbs up (+) or a thumbs down (-).
To find out how a student is doing on news quizzes, you can view the student's information and select the News quizzes tab. You will see the quizzes the student has taken and their percent correct scores.
The News Reading Report and the News Content Report provide more information about your students' news reading and about article usage as described below. Overall quiz results are shown for articles in the News Content Report.
|What It Includes
|News Reading Report
|For each student, the report shows:
|News Content Report
|For each article, the report shows:
Managing Access to myON News Articles
District administrators can choose minimum grade-level settings for individual myON News articles or articles with special flags. Building administrators may also be able to choose settings for their building. For more information, see Managing Access to News Articles.
Videos about Getting Started with myON News
How the News Is Chosen
From the desk of Russell Kahn, editor of Renaissance myON News™, powered by News-O-Matic: How does myON News decide which articles to post every weekday? It is a big question, and our Editor in Chief gives a great explanation.