Teachers can assign individual articles or groups of articles (Text Sets). When teachers assign articles, students see the assignments on their Newsela homepage. Even if the teacher does not customize the assignment, when students go to an assigned article at newsela.com or on the Newsela mobile app they can complete the following actions:

  • Read the article at all reading levels
  • Take the quiz at all reading levels
  • Highlight and annotate at all reading levels
  • Submit a writing response to the Newsela writing prompt
  • Complete Power Words activities (only on articles with Power Words)

Teachers can customize Newsela assignments with Class Instructions, Annotations, and Writing Prompts. In the rest of this section, you can find instructions for using these features.   

^Assign an Article #omit-nav

  1. Find an article you want to assign and click Create Assignment.
  2. This will take you to the assignment page, where you select the class (or classes) for the assignment. You’ll also see two optional steps: Adding instructions and adjusting the reading level your students will see.
  3. Click Assign Now

^Assign Multiple Articles #omit-nav

  1. Find a Text Set you want to assign and click Create Assignment.
  2. This will take you to the assignment page, where you select the class (or classes) for the assignment. You’ll also see three optional steps: Adding instructions, adjusting the reading level your students will see, and removing articles.
  3. Click Assign Now

Note: To assign a group of articles not already in a Text Set, go to Your Text Sets and click Create New Text Set. Then follow the steps above to create an assignment from your Text Set.