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.
*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.