How to Create Student Accounts

Anyone can join Newsela as a student to read articles and complete writing responses and annotations.

As a student, you only need one Newsela account. You can keep using that Newsela account every year, for all of your classes. The way that your student account is created and added to classes depends on the option that your school is using. Once you've created your account, be sure that you're connected to your teacher's class by following the steps here.

Select Your Sign In Option

There are a few different ways to get started as a student on Newsela. If you are signing up for Newsela in order to use it in a teacher's class, ask your teacher which option your class is using.  

To create a Newsela account connected to your Google student account, take the following steps:

  1. Go to newsela.com

  2. Click Sign in. 

  3. Click the Google icon

Your account will be created, and you will be automatically linked to your teacher's class.

To sign up or log in to Newsela with Clever, take the following these steps:

In Clever

  1. Sign in to Clever.

  2. Click the Newsela app.

On Newsela

  1. Go to newsela.com.

  2. Click Sign In.

  3. Select the Clever icon.

  4. Sign in on the Clever page with your Clever details.

Your Newsela account is automatically linked to your teacher's Clever-syced class when you sign in with Clever.

To sign up or log in to Newsela through Canvas, take the following these steps:

  1. Log into Canvas. 

  2. Open a class in Canvas.

  3. Click the Newsela link in the course navigation menu on the left side of the screen to open Newsela.

Your Newsela account is automatically linked to your teacher's Canvas-syced class when you sign in with Canvas.

To sign up or log in to Newsela with ClassLink, take the following these steps:

  1. Sign in to ClassLink. 

  2. Click on the Newsela icon. This will take you to Newsela and sign you in to your account. 

Your Newsela account is automatically linked to your teacher's ClassLink-syced class when you sign in with ClassLink.

To sign up or log in to Newsela with Schoology, take the following these steps:

  1. Sign in to Schoology.

  2. Open a class in Schoology.

  3. Click the Newsela link in the course navigation menu to open Newsela.

Once you've been taken to Newsela, your account will be automatically linked with your teacher's Schoology-synced class that you clicked in Schoology. To join other classes, you'll need to repeat steps 1-3 for each classroom you'd like to join.

Students create their own accounts when logging in through Microsoft. To create a Newsela account connected to a student Microsoft account,

  1. Go to newsela.com

  2. Click Join Now

  3. Select Student.

  4. Enter your teacher or caregivers' class code.

  5. When prompted to enter your name and other account information, click the Microsoft icon.  

Students create their own accounts when signing in with a username and password. Anyone can go to newsela.com and click Join to create a student account with a username and password.  To do so, take the following steps:

  1. Go to newsela.com

  2. Click Join Now

  3. Select Student.

  4. Enter your teacher or caregivers' class code.

  5. When prompted to enter your name and other account information, enter a username and password.

Don't have a class code? Ask your teacher to make sure this is how you should sign up.