Because Newsela is adaptive, your students can get started on Newsela by reading any articles. However, assigning Reading Skill Checks helps jumpstart their progress on Newsela and the Reading Skills insights you see in your Binder. 

Each grade level set has three articles. These articles are different from other Newsela articles in two ways:

  1. Articles in Reading Skill Checks are only available at one reading level (instead of the usual five). 
  2. Articles in Reading Skill Checks come with eight multiple choice quiz questions per article (instead of the usual four). 

You can use the sets for your grade level in any order. For each grade level, Set A covers Reading Skills 1-4 and Sets B and C cover Reading Skills 1-6.

To assign Reading Skill Checks or to learn more about them, select the grade that you teach on this page.