Language resources

Newsela ELA

(paid subscription but some free content available)

Bring context and relevance to any ELA curriculum
When it comes to teaching literacy, content matters. Engage students with topics they care about, while building the background knowledge and vocabulary they need to become active, engaged readers.

CommonLit

Online digital library of quality leveled texts
Can be filtered by lexile, theme, genre…Check out book pairings.

Read Works.org

ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly.

ReadTheory

Personalized reading comprehension exercises for
K-12 and ESL students. Teacher Guide to set up account.
 

Read, Write, Think

Providing educators, parents, and after school professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials

The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers

SOS for information literacy

Dynamic web-based multimedia resource that includes peer-reviewed lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos ...

My Story Book

Create your own stories. Take a writing lesson, build your own storybook, keep and share your stories

The Day (The Day Explorer)

"In our newsroom each morning our writers carefully choose which of the events in the news shine the best light on the undercurrents that shape modern life. We try to explain these events without bias in the best, uncomplicated English prose we can write, backed up with illustrations, glossaries, further reading and discussion points. We try to pinpoint the essential debates that our stories raise, to leave our readers well equipped for debate or discussion."

Achieve the core

Free, ready-to-use classroom resources that support excellent, standards-aligned instruction for all students. ELA / Literacy Lessons: Lessons designed to highlight the ELA/literacy Shifts and expectations of college- and career-ready standards

LearnZillion

Free for individual teachers. Open curriculum. All green scores from EdRports

Quill.org

Free tools to make your students better writers.
Quill provides free writing and grammar activities for elementary, middle, and high school students.

TweenTribune

Daily AP news articles
Lexile® leveled for K-12
Self-scoring quizzes customized by Lexile® level
Critical thinking questions
Student commenting
Espanol AP articles
Weekly lesson plans
Weekly video
Weekend "Monday Morning Ready" newsletter as prep for the week ahead

Lexile analyzer

Determine the Reading Level of a Text
The Lexile Analyzer® in the Lexile® & Quantile® Hub allows educators to paste or type in text to receive a Lexile range and view text characteristics along with challenging words and their definitions. The Lexile Analyzer measures the complexity of the text by analyzing characteristics such as sentence length and word frequency. Generally, longer sentences and words of lower frequency lead to higher Lexile measures; shorter sentences and words of higher frequency lead to lower Lexile measures. Texts such as lists, recipes, poetry and song lyrics are not analyzed because they lack conventional punctuation.

English and Spanish texts can be measured by the Analyzer.

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