In the activities panel on every article, students can respond to the Newsela writing prompt or a writing prompt customized by their teacher. Teachers can review and grade these responses by following these steps:

  1. Go to the article page.
  2. On the left side, you will see a list of students who have completed work on the article. Under each student's name, you will see a row with a white pencil icon for each reading level at which they submitted a writing response. Click the row to view the writing response in the Write section of the activities panel.
  3. From here, you can share comments with the student by entering them on the Leave comments here line.
    • Select Return for Revision to give the student the opportunity to submit the writing response again.
    • To grade now, select a score of 1, 2, or 3 (you can find a rubric here). Click Share Score

Note: You can also view writing response scores and return writing responses for revision from an individual student's Reading Summary tab in your Binder.