Newsela for Illinois

Remote Learning Resources

Newsela and the Illinois State Board of Education are working together to bring you resources to help ensure learning doesn't stop when schools close. With texts at 5 reading levels and mobile access via the Newsela Student app, instruction can remain accessible and equitable for every student.


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District leaders who want access for all of your teachers

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DPS educators and students have access to the following world-class content platforms for the 2021-2022 academic school year:

Newsela ELA

Newsela ELA addresses the literacy and content needs of all teachers across all subject areas.

The Newsela SEL Collection

This CASEL-aligned, easy to use resource supports elementary, middle, and high school students in navigating mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-management.

Getting started: Next steps for educators

In addition to signing in to their Newsela account, we recommend teachers utilize resources on the Educator Center to get familiar with the four products they now have. Here are some suggested resources to get started.

  1. Video: Welcome to Newsela Learn more about how Newsela can provide relevant, accessible, and engaging content for your students. 

  2. Flipped Classroom Toolkit This toolkit includes resources for virtually "flipping" your classroom. It includes resources such as unit planning templates, templatized parent letter, and regularly updated tools.

  3. Newsela Educator Center This is a one stop shop for all things Newsela-related. Need support with something? Want to see how others are using Newsela to facilitate learning? Want to bolster your Newsela capabilities? This is the spot.

  4. Video: Adding Students with Newsela if not Using Your District’s Rostering Tool This short video provides clear next steps on adding your students to Newsela so that you can see student activity and ensure they see assignments.