Newsela rewrites each article for different grade levels. The determination of grade level typically aligns with the following Lexile bands. However, background knowledge and subject maturity are also considered when determining grade levels.

Note: The Lexile ranges below are approximations. Lexile ranges generally have overlapping grade bands, but there cannot be any overlap on Newsela, because each article level can correspond to only one grade. 

Grade Lexile
2nd 300-500
3rd  501-620
4th 621-780 
5th 781-920 
6th 921-1010
7th 1011-1109
8th 1110-1180 
9th-10th 1181-1260
11th-12th Original Lexile*

*Newsela always labels the original article as the 11th-12th grade level, even in the rare cases when the original article has a lower Lexile due to quotes or stylistic writing.