How to access Newsela

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What is Newsela and who has access?

Newsela is a database of current events stories for classroom use. Newsela's nonfiction content is offered at five reading levels and auto-differentiates to identify students' "just right" reading levels and can assign them articles at their level.

OEL has purchased premium subscriptions for SLIFE and ESL teachers who teach grades 3-12. If you are interested in a Premium Newsela ELA account, please fill out the Interest Survey. Other users who do not qualify for a Premium account may choose to use the free version by integrating with Clever or Google Classroom.

How do I login?

As of December 2020, Newsela has integrated with Clever for Premium Users who teach SLIFE and ESL students in ELA, social studies, science, and homeroom/advisory sections in Aspen. Users will find the app under the ELA category in Clever and must login this way.

Go to Clever: www.bostonpublicschools.org/backpack. Be sure to sign in using your BPS Gmail and password.

Look for the Newsela icon under ELA & Literacy.

What devices is it compatible with?

Newsela works on Laptops, Desktops, Chromebooks, and iPads. 

Learn more about the Newsela Student mobile app.

Where can I learn more about Newsela?

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

How did we do?

How to access Google Classroom from Home

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