Leveled text comes in handy when you work with students of different abilities, and want to differentiate your lessons.
In the above 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 technology trainer Monica Burns explains how to find leveled text with ReadWorks.
The non-profit ReadWorks is committed to solving the nation's reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students.
ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. – About ReadWorks
ReadWorks provides hundreds of free texts to educators. You can easily find what you need by doing a quick search by keyword, grade level, lexile level, topic, text type, or skill. All of the material on ReadWorks is mapped to Common Core Standards, as well as the standards for each US State, which is a huge time saver if that's something you need to do for your lesson plan materials.
Many ReadWorks passages also come with questions at the end of the text, you can use these to help quiz students on comprehension. They also recommend a list of vocabulary words found in the text, complete with definitions.
One of the most impressive things about ReadWorks is that all of the materials within the site are 100 percent research-based. Everything is developed based on the latest findings from the National Reading Panel and RAND Reading Study Group.
For more helpful literacy tools, take a look at 10 Free Web Tools to Promote Literacy. Discover tools to help your students become better readers, as well as help you to create engaging lesson plans.
Take a minute now to explore this wonderful tool. What do you think? Leave your thoughts as a comment on this article.
About Our “Leveled Text” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.