The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”

The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” is a page on Larry Ferlazzo’s blog.  As more states move to Common Core standards, there is the need for non-fiction articles for students to analyze.  These sites give you the same article on various reading levels.  

One-Page Nonfiction Reading/Thinking Passages Aligned with Core Priorities

One-Page Nonfiction Reading/Thinking Passages Aligned with Core Priorities

One-Page Nonfiction Readings by Grade Level

Developed by the Center for Urban Education

These passages are listed at their readability level according to the Fry formula.

You may want to use a reading from an earlier or later grade level

because the formula does not factor in conceptual difficulty of a text.







Padlet is a free web tool that allows you to create a wall on any topic.  Ideas include:
teaching,       wishing friends,       noticeboards,       bookmarking,       discussions,       brainstorming,       notetaking,       quizzes,       planning events,       making lists,       watching videos,       collecting feedback

This would be a great classroom tool for summative assessment.

Secret Millionaires Club

secret millionaires club




Secret Millionaires Club

The Secret Millionaires Club is an animated series that features Warren Buffett as a mentor to a group of entrepreneurial kids whose adventures lead them to encounter financial and business problems to solve. The program teaches the basic of good financial decision making and some of the basic lessons of starting a business. The animated series has 26 online short webisodes and TV specials featured on the HUB cable network. The animated series is created by A Squared Entertainment.  – See more at:

Read Ups

read upRead Ups is a site where teachers can set up a chat room to discuss any form of student reading from literature to informational text.

A ReadUp is a social reading experience. Think of it as meeting up inside a book.

ReadUps uses a web-based reading system for tablets and laptops. Create a ReadUp event and invite friends to read with you for a limited amount of time, sharing comments on paragraphs. It’s free. Distributed. Ephemeral. Give people the URL to your ReadUp and you’re good to go! When allotted time runs out, the ReadUp disappears. #simple #social #disruptive

News ELA


Newsela builds close reading and critical thinking skills.    Give your students a new way to climb the staircase of nonfiction reading comprehension, from fourth grade to college-ready.  Articles are accompanied by Common Core-aligned quizzes to  provide quick and powerful feedback.  You’ll always know whether your students are on track and where they’re falling short.  We know teachers’ time is precious. Newsela makes it easy to assign articles, review student quizzes and track Common Core mastery.