Reading Passages

Passage Grade Lexile Topic Text Type Skill/Strategy
"Admiral" Heraldic Carpet 11-12 1530L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History Informational
"The New Colossus": Emma Lazarus and the Immigrant Experience 9-10 1290L U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Big Birthday Celebration 5 1010L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Child's Dream of Heaven 11-12 1520L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational
A Date with Rachmaninov 7 910L Arts, Culture, and Religion Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Day for United States Veterans 2 470L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Day to Celebrate Earth 2 610L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Author's Purpose
A Great Statue 1 450L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Huntsman and Dogs 9-10 1210L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Mix of Colors and Cultures 7 1020L Arts, Culture, and Religion Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A New Kind of Library 4 790L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Technology & Engineering, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Room-Sized Computer in Your Digital Music Player 9-10 1380L Technology & Engineering, U.S. History, World History, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Star-Spangled Song 1 720L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
About Cuirassier Armor 11-12 1400L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
About You: How Music Affects Your Moods 5 820L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Fitness, Health, and Safety, Life Science Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Acrobats 2 770L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Fitness, Health, and Safety Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Across the Continent Lithograph 9-10 N/A Arts, Culture, and Religion, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
All About Money 1 330L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Indians 9-10 1300L U.S. History, Geography & Societies, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Indians and the Transcontinental Railroad 9-10 1220L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Technology & Engineering, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Amy's Halloween Secret 3 630L Arts, Culture, and Religion Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
Anti-Corporate Cartoons, ca. 1900 11-12 1410L U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational
Arachne the Weaver 6 1010L World History, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Architecture - The Parthenon 5 850L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Architecture - Thomas Jefferson's Monticello 4 760L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Architecture: Notre Dame de Paris & Gothic Architecture 5 820L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Architecture: The Duomo 5 760L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Art and Artists - Leonardo da Vinci 3 670L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Art and Artists - Shapes 3 640L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Art and Artists - Texture 3 610L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Art and Artists - What Is an Artist? 3 740L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Art and Artists: Francisco de Goya 3 660L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
As Time Flies By 7 1100L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Earth & Space Science, Physical Science Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance 8 1120L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History Informational
Avalokiteshvara 9-10 1150L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational
Bamboo under Spring Rain 9-10 1180L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational
Be a Poet 2 560L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Behind the Lens 4 690L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Betsy Ross 9-10 1280L U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Biography of a Photographer: Ansel Adams 4 860L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Blazing Art to Go 5 870L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Books Through Bars 8 1150L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Boys' Choir of Harlem 3 710L Arts, Culture, and Religion, School & Family Life Informational Character
Brazil Today - Capoeira: Brazilian Martial Art & Dance 5 660L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Brazil Today - Carnaval 5 760L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Bread Baking Now and Then 3 870L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Breaking Home Ties 9-10 1230L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Bridging the Gap 6 690L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Voice
Bringing Books to Life 3 750L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Drawing Conclusions
Buddha 9-10 1300L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational
Bust of Benjamin Franklin 9-10 1290L Arts, Culture, and Religion, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Bust of Washington 11-12 1450L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational
Butterflies in Culture 4 890L Geography & Societies, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Butterfly Business 4 1160L Geography & Societies, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Cahokia: A Pre-Columbian American City 9-10 1200L U.S. History, Geography & Societies, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Celebrate Women! 2 520L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Sports & Recreation, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Celebration of the Wedding of Manohar and Madhumalati 9-10 1100L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational
Celebrations Around the World 2 820L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Classify and Categorize
Centuries of Peace 11-12 1380L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Ceremonial Teahouse: Sunkaraku 6 1140L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Chest over Drawers 8 1185L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Children's Poet Honored 4 910L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Voice
China Today - Confucius 3 620L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
China's Lion Dance 3 860L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Christianity - Constantine 5 830L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Christianity - The Apostle's Creed 5 Non-Prose Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
City of Broken Records 6 970L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Classical Music - A Young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5 710L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Classical Music - Johann Sebastian Bach 5 870L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Classical Music - What is Classical Music? 5 870L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Classical Music: Ludwig van Beethoven 5 860L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Claude Monet K 350L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Cleopatra K 240L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Coast Beast 7 1050L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Earth & Space Science, Technology & Engineering Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Concert Notes - George Gershwin 8 1280L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Congress Speaks Spanish 4 890L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Civics & Government Informational Vocabulary in Context
Congress Speaks Spanish 4 890L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Crayons for Sale 2 740L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Dancing Ganesha 9-10 1195L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Debate - A Moment of Silence, Please 6 940L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Deep Roots 4 930L Arts, Culture, and Religion Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
Divine Rider on a Composite Elephant Preceded by a Demon 11-12 1230L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History Informational
Dog Cage (Goulong) 11-12 1300L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Down With It 6 1020L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Dr. James Hunter Fayssoux 9-10 1200L Arts, Culture, and Religion, U.S. History Informational
Elizabeth Blackwell 5 930L Geography & Societies, School & Family Life, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Embroidered Picture: American 9-10 1200L Arts, Culture, and Religion, U.S. History Informational
Embroidered Picture: Sarah Montgomery Thompson 9-10 1180L Arts, Culture, and Religion, U.S. History Informational
Excerpt from "The Fifties": Fifties Society 9-10 1280L U.S. History, Civics & Government, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Excerpts from American Antislavery Writings: Anonymous Am I Not a Sister? 9-10 Non-Prose U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion Poetry
Excerpts from American Antislavery Writings: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Witness 9-10 Non-Prose U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion Poetry
Excerpts from American Antislavery Writings: Jairus Lincoln Hymn 17 9-10 Non-Prose U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion Literary
Excerpts from American Antislavery Writings: Julia Howe The Battle Hymn of the Republic 9-10 Non-Prose U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion Poetry
Excerpts from American Antislavery Writings: Phillis Wheatley To the Right of Dartmouth, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for North-America, &c. 9-10 Non-Prose Arts, Culture, and Religion, U.S. History, Geography & Societies Poetry
Fall from a Balcony 11-12 1300L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History Informational
Falling for Jazz 5 800L Arts, Culture, and Religion Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
Famous African Americans: Duke Ellington 3 740L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Famous African Americans: Marian Anderson 3 710L Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Famous African Americans: Maya Angelou 3 780L Arts, Culture, and Religion, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Father Frost in Jerusalem 6 1270L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History Literary Multi Skill/Strategy

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