This website has newspaper articles about current events at different reading levels, organized by grade level and topics, and students have the option of commenting and reading other students’ comments to the different articles.
This website has many short articles about a variety of topics at different reading levels, organized by grade level, skill and topic. There are also reading comprehension questions available for each article.
This online resource provides differentiated mini-lesson videos as well as standard-based reading passages that can be assigned to students for individualized close reading, writing and critical thinking skills across subjects for grades 4-12.
This online tool lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. Artwork from illustrators and animators around the world inspire writers of any age to turn these images into fresh stories. These stories are then posted online for others to read and make comments in a safe environment.
This free online resource of reading passages provides access to over 1,000 interactive reading comprehension exercises that adapt to individual ability levels. This program teaches students to think critically, draw inferences, understand scope and global concepts, find or recall details, and infer the meanings of useful vocabulary words.
This website provides informational text passages that allow the readers to complete the text by selecting the words that best fit the context of the passage. Then the reader can press the 'Check My Answers!' button to get immediate feedback for accuracy.
Common Lit provides a collection of high quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades five through twelve. You will find this site filled with leveled fiction and nonfiction articles that are flexible, research based, and aligned to standards. The resources are created for teachers, by teachers.
This online reading comprehension tool provides a variety of reading passages at various reading levels with comprehension questions included. It is all interactive with onscreen questions to help build stamina for students to read text on computers. It even keeps track of correct answers with points.
This online reading comprehension tool provides a relevant news article everyday that is in kid-friendly language and is appropriate for students in grades 2-8. The articles provide discussion and written prompts, as well as curriculum and grammar questions. The articles are archived and organized by topics for easy selection.
This online tool is a quick and easy way to share and compare YouTube videos on one page and poll students about those videos. Teachers can ask any question they would like and students answer by viewing the videos and selecting the video that best answers the teacher's question, such as identifying bias, propaganda, rhetorical devices, and more.
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