Newsela for LAUSD

Remote Learning Resources

Newsela and LAUSD 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.

Login and class set up instructions for LAUSD teachers
Resources to help Teachers, Caregivers, and Students to get started
Frequently asked questions

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LAUSD educators and students have access to the following world-class content platforms for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Newsela ELA

A cross-curricular literacy tool designed with ELA teachers in mind. This tool includes non-fiction pairings for popular novels, research projects, collections that complement many popular curricula, and fiction.

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.

Logging In

When you log in for the first time

Syncing your Classes

As an LAUSD user of Newsela, you no longer need to sync your classes. The Sync between your Schoology courses and Newsela will happen automatically.

Once you login, you’re ready to have your students get started on Newsela!

Rostering Your Students

Students will automatically roster to your Newsela class via Schoology once they log in by following these steps:

1. Log into Schoology.

2. In Schoology, open your class. At the bottom of the left hand sidebar, click on Newsela. 

3. Newsela will open in a new window.

To view your students in your Schoology classes in Newsela, follow these steps:

1. From your Newsela homepage, go to your Students page by clicking your name in the upper right-hand corner and select the Students tab from the settings menu.  

2. You’ll see a list of your students.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will my linked classes all import?
    If you use linked classes in Schoology, you will have to sync each linked class separately.

  2. Why are students missing from my roster?
    Students from your imported Schoology courses will not be listed in your Newsela classes until their first login. They will automatically connect with that class when they log in.

  3. Need more help? Contact Newsela Support

Getting started:

  1. Video 1: Getting Started (Login with Schoology, Article Level Features, Annotations)

  2. Video 2: Sharing with Students (Creating and Monitoring Assignments)

  3. Video 3: Connect to Your Content (Newsela ELA organization, Search and Filter, and Newsela ELA recommendations by subject area)

  4. Video 4: Bridge Units ELA educators learn about re-teaching skills connected to standards in a distance learning setting using your ELA Bridge Units.

  5. Video 5: Strong Starts Upper Elementary educators learn about building community in a distance learning setting using your Strong Start units.

  6. Video 6: Getting Started with Newsela for Students and Caregivers These videos help students and caregivers get familiar with Newsela.

  7. Video 7: LAUSD Comenzando con Newsela para Estudiantes y Cuidadores Estos videos ayudan a estudiantes y sus cuidadores a familiarizarse con Newsela.

  8. Remote Teaching Toolkit This is a toolkit designed specifically for educators who are tasked with teaching remotely. It includes strategies for connecting with your students remotely, prepared text set assignments, and office hours with Newsela's professional learning team.

  9. 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.

  10. Newsela Educator Center This is a one stop shop for all things Newsela-related. Need support with something?

  11. Educator, Parent, and Student Resource Toolkit This one-pager contains links to resources that educators and families might find helpful as they navigate distance learning and Newsela. It includes links to tools that help explain different aspects of using Newsela.

  12. 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. 

  13. Join the Newsela Educator Community Want to see how others are using Newsela to facilitate learning? Want to bolster your Newsela capabilities? This is the spot.