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.

All teachers and students in grades 3-12 have access to Newsela. For a more extensive library of resources, 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.

How do I login?

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

Look for the Newsela icon under Assessment.

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?

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