Caregiver Accounts

Caregiver Account Information

Caregivers, and all adults without a school-affiliated email, can create an account that allows them to be connected to a student but will not be connected to the student's school. 

Features accessible to parent accounts:

  • Add students to a single, auto-created classroom

  • Read articles

  • View quizzes

  • Assign Articles to your class

  • Print articles and quizzes


The first step is to create your own account. This account allows you to sign into Newsela to assign articles to your child.

  1. Go to

  2. Click Join.

  3. Choose Parent, Tutor, or Caregiver, in the bottom right.

  4. Follow the prompt to create an account using a Google or Microsoft connection, or by creating a username and password.

  5. Verify your email address to begin using Newsela. To change your email address or if you need another verification email, use the links on the verification page.

Newsela automatically creates a single class for any student to join in your Settings page. Students should use the same accounts they've already created at school. If they don't have accounts already, you can help them create accounts by sharing your Class Link.

  1. Hover over your name at the top of the page and click Students.

  2. Click Invite Students.

  3. Share the Class Link or Class Code with your student.

Students can learn more about joining a class here

Your caregiver account does not have permissions to view student data in your account.

In order to see what your student is reading on Newsela and how they're doing, we recommend following along with your student as they sign in. Have your student click Binder at the top of the page. On that page, you'll be able to view how your student is doing on Newsela.

Video: Leveraging the Student Binder for Caregivers

Note: Only teachers with Newsela PRO, Newsela ELA, Newsela Science, Newsela Social Studies, or Newsela Essentials can review student work in the teacher Binder.