Access to Newsela Elementary

NOTE: All teachers should still register for an account on, regardless of whether they want to use Newsela or Newsela Elementary. Account records are shared between Newsela and Newsela Elementary.

How should teachers sign up students for Newsela Elementary?

In order to sign up students, teachers must first create a class. The classroom can be created in either or When a new class is created, you can designate any class as all-ages/Newsela Elementary by clicking on the toggle button.

You can toggle your class between Newsela and Newsela Elementary at any time by going to you Settings page and clicking the Classes tab.

Any student who registers in this class will see only those Newsela articles which the Newsela editorial team has selected for younger readers.

How do students access Newsela Elementary?

Students navigate to and register/login just the same as they register/login at When they enter the Class Link or Class Code for a Newsela Elementary class, they are automatically joined to that class.

NOTE: Students who are registered in more than one class where one class is designated to show only Elementary articles and one does not have this designation will be able to see all Newsela articles.

For more information on how to sign up your student, please check out How do I sign-up my students?

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