Students can find articles by searching for keywords or subjects. To get the best results, try a few different related search terms.  

  1. Click Search Newsela at the top of the page.
  2. Enter a keyword or subject. As you type, Newsela displays articles and Text Sets that match your search term(s).
  3. Click the magnifying glass icon go to the Advanced Search results page. On this page, you can use the Narrow Your Choices options to filter for other aspects of articles.

 To learn more about different aspects of Newsela articles, select an option below.

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Each Newsela article is available at 5 reading levels, ranging from grades 2-12. On any article, click on the leveling button above the title to see and navigate between all levels. The MAX level is the original version of the article.

Under Narrow Your Choices on the Advanced Search page, you’ll see two ways to filter your search by reading level: the Suggested For grade bands and the Text Level

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Each level of each Newsela article has its own 4-question quiz connected to two reading standards. To find articles with quizzes covering specific reading skills, use the Reading Skills filter under Narrow Your Choices on the Advanced Search page.

  • Anchor 1: What the Text Says
    Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • Anchor 2: Central Idea
    Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
  • Anchor 3: People, Places and Events
    Analyze how and why individuals and events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Anchor 4: Word Meaning and Choice
    Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative and figurative meanings and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
  • Anchor 5: Text Structure
    Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g. a section, chapter, scene or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
  • Anchor 6: Point of View/Purpose
    Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
  • Anchor 7: Multimedia
    Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively as well as in words.
  • Anchor 8: Arguments and Claims
    Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.


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To find articles available in Spanish, use the Language filter under Narrow Your Choices on the Advanced Search page. On articles available in Spanish, you will see the option to switch between English and Spanish in the leveling button above the title.

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To find articles with Power Words, use the Special Features filter under Narrow Your Choices on the Advanced Search page. These articles have 3-5 Power Words embedded at each reading level. Clicking a Power Word reveals a definition of the word as it’s used in the article. In the activities panel, you can complete Power Words activities.  



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Newsela articles come in different formats. You can filter your search by 4 of these formats: Essay, Primary Source, Profile, and Reference. To find articles with a specific format, use the Format filter under Narrow Your Choices on the Advanced Search page.