This site offers short reading passages that can be searched for by Lexile, grade, skill/strategy, text type, and topic. Comprehension questions are also available for use at the teacher's discretion. Teachers will need to create a free account.

This site also allows you to search for lessons and units aligned to particular standards. Choose "Standards and Program Alignment" underneath the "Lessons and Units" tab.

Scholastic  When accessing the Teacher tab, this site includes teaching resources, lesson plans, book lists, classroom resources, and educational products from Scholastic for PreK to Grade 12 teachers. Click on the BookWizard link to search for guided reading and Lexile levels for many books.  This site has information about Lexile measures. You can also search for books by Lexile.
 Passage Bank  Access short passages of text which are organized by grade level. A free sign-up is required to access the materials.
 News ELA  This site has current event articles that are organized by Lexile level. Some articles have various Lexiles available for the same article. Some articles also have corresponding comprehension quizzes. A free sign-up is required to access the materials.
Text Project This site has nonfiction texts organized by text complexity. It also includes picture cards for vocabulary in context and text dependent questions.
Highlights Kids This site has a collection of short fiction and nonfiction texts.



Rubistar RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch. You do not need to log in to create a rubric.
National Writing Project Links to resources for teaching writing.
Writing Fix Access writing prompts, mentor text lessons, and resources to support the 6 Traits of Writing.
Time 4 Writing Explore free resources for writing skills, including writing introductions and conclusions, including effective leads and endings, and editing. After clicking on a particular writing topic, clicking on ‘View a presentation’ will bring up a PowerPoint that could be used for instruction.
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Achieve the Core Common-Core aligned sample lessons and resources.
Reading Rockets Reading Rockets includes suggestions for teaching reading, helping struggling readers, and tips for parents.
Florida Center for Reading Research View ideas for instruction and student center activities, organized by grade level and also by Common Core standard.
PBS Teacher Source Lesson plans and materials for teaching English Language Arts in your classroom. Search by grade band and topic using the drop down menus, then click go.
Read, Write, Think Access classroom resources, lesson plans, student interactives, and professional development.

Access lessons, resources, and videos. Teachers will need to create a free account.

Puzzle Maker PuzzleMaker allows you to create different practice activities. In Word Search you can type in the different sight words and have it create a word search. There is a function where you are able to specify how many letters and across, allowing for differentiation.