Newsela Student supercharges learning in every subject.

It starts with engaging articles on any topic you can think of—each available at 5 reading levels. Articles come with activities to help students take a deeper dive into the content.

As students read and take quizzes, the Newsela app adjusts the reading level to keep articles challenging and engaging. Plus, students can keep track of their improvement over time automatically.

Here’s what students can do with the Newsela app:
- Browse and search our entire library of leveled articles
- Easily organize and view assignments
- Adjust the reading level with a simple two-finger swipe
- Annotate, take quizzes, and submit Write responses both online and offline
- Track and view progress in real time
- Get informed of breaking stories and new assignments with notifications
- Encounter and practice vocabulary words with Power Words (for students with access)
- Sets is a new way for students to explore the world of Newsela. Earn levels and badges in any of our expertly curated Newsela Sets. Or make your own Sets and expand your knowledge on any topic you like.

Today, more than 10 million learners are using Newsela to become better readers and learners.

If you love Newsela, share the app and write a review!

About Newsela
Our mission is to unlock the written word for everyone. Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights. The result is more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners.

What’s New

Version 2.4.3

We're proud to introduce our new Read Aloud Feature! Read aloud is one of the most teacher-requested features in Newsela history. Providing an audio version of text is a very common support for emerging readers, language learners, and students with disabilities. And with so many students learning from home and teachers stretched thin, reading supports that don’t require direct teacher intervention are more important than ever.

This release also includes:

- Many bug fixes and performance enhancements

COVID-19 update: The Newsela Student app includes full support for all Newsela products, which all teachers can access for free to use for remote teaching until the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Learn more and get free access to Newsela products at

To ensure that instruction stays equitable, all students can access content, activities, assignments, and instructions using the app, even if they don’t have a computer or a reliable internet connection.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22.8K Ratings

22.8K Ratings

person with rating ,

So great for reading articles

I am a student and I absolutely love this app. The articles are very good, and I love how there are quizzes and articles in Spanish. I need to write four science articles a week, and I can just go the to science section and start reading. My teacher can assign me articles to read, so when we have a project I know what to read. There are different reading levels, so if you are not advanced you can go lower, but if you are an advanced reader you can read at a higher level! This is such a great source for info, and if you are a teacher definitely use this app for your students. They will definitely enjoy it!

Arashi_Ann ,

Good for the teacher, not so much for the student

For all the years I have been using this App, something stays the same whether I was in Middle School or High School; the app works for the teacher. Albeit, it is lovely to read an academic perspective about the world in general -the writing portion is the easiest (ironically)- I am troubled with the quizzes. Recently, many teachers are using this app to simplify their grading, and somehow when you get 3/4 you still get a C as a grade, which does not make sense considering you only got one question wrong.

I hear all the time fellow classmates complaining about Newsela because of this system, it indirectly ruins a student’a grade. In my opinion, there should be either more questions or rounded it up to level the ground for students, since in a normal exam even getting an amount of questions wrong can get you a B, yet somehow Newsela works by passing or failing. No room for diversity in grades. Adding more questions would be a good update to move past from this fail-pass system. Otherwise, the app works greatly and will have to, most likely, continue using it because of my teachers.

sc99999999999 ,

Great site, lame app

This is an awesome website that I use quite often with my students. However, the transition from webpage to app is underwhelming. Our school is in a low income area and many students do not have a computer at home, making the phone app version vital to them. Especially now during the quarantine when school is expected to continue while many students don’t have devices. We use Microsoft for our accounts, and while the option to sign in with Microsoft on the webpage works seamlessly with our accounts, the lack of this option on the app makes it pretty difficult to get students online. They are not allowed to use their personal emails to join our class but they can’t sign in with Microsoft unless they’re on a computer. This should be a relatively easy fix and would make a huge difference for many students like mine


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