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Reading Resources

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For reading passages on a variety of topics at multiple reading levels:

  • ReadTheory: Using ReadTheory, students take a placement pre-test and then are assigned articles based on the pre-test. As the students continue to read passages and answer questions, the articles are assigned based on their performance on the questions. Reports include grade-level and Lexile-level performance. (

  • Newsela: Allows users to assign leveled reading passages with questions. Paid features include viewing individual progress reports, assigning with instructions, and customizable writing prompts. (

  • CommonLit: Free reading passages and other literacy resources. Includes literature and non-fiction for 3-12 grades. Track student progress on reading and writing skills. (

  • Tween Tribune: View each article at multiple reading levels. Search by grade level or content area. Students can answer questions and post comments after reading each article. (

  • ReadWorks: ReadWorks keeps expanding their offerings and now includes eBooks, StepReads (less complex versions of original article), and ELL collections.

  • Article-A-Day, and not only does it incorporate writing practice, it’s so fun to see how excited the kids get about learning. (

  • Wonderopolis: Provides a “Wonder of the Day,” but also allows you to explore wonders. Students can search by subject area and even present their own wonderings. Each article starts with guiding questions and includes definitions for more challenging words. (

  • Goodreads – A social media based website for tracking, monitoring, and sharing what you’re reading with others.