Reading Passages

Passage Grade Lexile Topic Text Type Skill/Strategy
"The New Colossus": Emma Lazarus and the Immigrant Experience 9-10 1290L U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
19th Amendment 9-10 1250L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
9/11 Attacks 11-12 1450L U.S. History Informational
9/11: Rebuilding of Ground Zero 11-12 1430L U.S. History Informational
A British View of Rebellious Boston, 1774 9-10 1190L U.S. History Informational
A Great Leader 2 900L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Hero in Disguise 2 710L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Lincoln Portrait Narration Transcript 6 880L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Local and National Story: Civil Rights Movement in Postwar Washington DC [Abridged] 11-12 1450L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A More Perfect Union [Abridged] 11-12 1310L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A More Perfect Union? Barack Obama and the Politics of Unity 11-12 1420L U.S. History Informational
A Museum of Their Own 6 1010L Sports & Recreation, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Museum of Their Own 6 1010L Sports & Recreation, U.S. History Informational Drawing Conclusions
A Negro Explorer at the North Pole: Foreword and Chapter 15 9-10 1540L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A New Era of American Indian Autonomy 9-10 1430L U.S. History, Civics & Government, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A New Kind of Library 4 790L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Technology & Engineering, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Poem Links Unlikely Allies in 1775: Phillis Wheatley and George Washington 11-12 1590L 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 Soldier Known But to God 11-12 1200L U.S. History, World History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Star-Spangled Song 1 720L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Tale of Segregation: Fetching Water 5 800L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Time of Dust Storms 2 600L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Trip to the Immigration Museum 2 690L U.S. History, Geography & Societies Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Trip to the Moon 1 500L U.S. History, Earth & Space Science Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Very Messy Tea Party 5 1120L Civics & Government, Geography & Societies, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Abolition Fanaticism in New York 11-12 1370L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Abraham Lincoln Writing the Emancipation Proclamation 9-10 1300L U.S. History Informational
Across the Continent Lithograph 9-10 N/A Arts, Culture, and Religion, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
African American Leaders 2 870L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
African American Leaders 2 870L U.S. History Informational Character
African American Newsmakers 3 880L U.S. History Informational Character
African Migration to Colonial America [Abridged] 9-10 1350L U.S. History, World History Informational
Althea Gibson 9-10 1110L U.S. History, Sports & Recreation Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Always Remember 6 1010L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Amelia Earhart to Her Former Flight Instructor Neta Snook, 1929 9-10 1200L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
America from Washington to Madison 9-10 1230L U.S. History, World History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
America's Wars 8 Non-Prose U.S. History, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Government - James Madison: A Man with a Plan 4 660L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Government - The Mayflower Compact 4 760L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Heroes 2 650L U.S. History 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
American Women in World War II 9-10 1390L World History, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
An Account from the Slave Trade: Love Story of Jeffrey and Dorcas 7 1190L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
An American Leader 2 810L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
An Improbable French Leader in America 9-10 1120L U.S. History, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Analysis of the Declaration of Independence 8 1260L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Ancient Infant's DNA Provides Key to Native American Ancestry 11-12 1510L U.S. History, Life Science, Geography & Societies, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Anti-Communism in the 1950s 11-12 1400L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Anti-Corporate Cartoons, ca. 1900 11-12 1410L U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational
Barbara C. Jordan 9-10 1220L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Before Jackie: How Strikeout King Satchel Paige Struck Down Jim Crow 8 1130L U.S. History, Sports & Recreation Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Betsy Ross 9-10 1280L U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Betty Ford: A New Kind of First Lady 9-10 1190L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Building a Railroad to Cross the Country 1 610L Technology & Engineering, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Bust of Benjamin Franklin 9-10 1290L Arts, Culture, and Religion, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Cadet Nurse Corps, 1943 11-12 1270L U.S. History, Civics & Government 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
California and Mesopotamia: Similarities and Differences 11-12 1340L Geography & Societies, World History, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Campaigning against Franklin Roosevelt’s Third Term, 1940 11-12 1480L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Celebrate Women! 2 520L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Sports & Recreation, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Cesar Chavez 3 690L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Cherokee in the United States 7 1090L U.S. History, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Chest over Drawers 8 1185L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Civil Rights Act 11-12 1450L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Civil Rights on a City Bus 5 1090 U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Civil War Recruiting Poster, 1863 (1) 6 1500L U.S. History Informational
Civil War Recruiting Poster, 1863 (2) 6 1430L U.S. History Informational
Clara Barton 8 1130L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Climbing Space 6 1420L Technology & Engineering, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Coastal Drilling in Sunny California 8 1390L Civics & Government, Technology & Engineering, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Colonization & Revolutionary War - Background to the Colonies 4 830L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Colonization & Revolutionary War - Introduction to the Revolutionary War 4 820L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Colonization & Revolutionary War - Paul Revere's Ride 4 710L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Colonization & Revolutionary War - Roanoke: The Lost Colony 4 740L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Colonization & Revolutionary War - The Declaration of Independence 4 810L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Colonization & Revolutionary War - Valley Forge 4 750L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Columbus Was an Explorer 2 520L U.S. History, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Coming to America: Ellis Island and New York City 9-10 1330L U.S. History, Geography & Societies, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Coming to the U.S.A. 2 660L U.S. History, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Condolence Letter from General MacArthur, 1950 9-10 1250L U.S. History, World History Informational
Damaged Bridge to Be Repaired 5 1020L Geography & Societies, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Day of Infamy 5 890L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
De Soto’s Discovery of the Mississippi, 1541 11-12 1430L U.S. History, Geography & Societies, World History Informational
Debate: Better Late than Never? 6 950L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Declaration of Independence 9-10 1440L U.S. History, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Deep-Sea Search 4 960L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Deep-Sea Search 4 960L U.S. History Informational Character
Designing the First Flying Machine 8 1240L Technology & Engineering, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Discovering a Mass Grave in Iraq, 2003 11-12 1200L U.S. History, World History Informational
Diving into History 5 830L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Don't Buy a Ford Ever Again, ca. 1960 Poster 9-10 1320L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Dorothea Lynde Dix 11-12 1320L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Dr. James Hunter Fayssoux 9-10 1200L Arts, Culture, and Religion, U.S. History Informational
Education in America 8 1110L School & Family Life, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Eleanor Roosevelt as First Lady 9-10 1440L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Eleanor Roosevelt's Four Basic Rights 11-12 1420L U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Election 101: Who Was the First Woman to Run for President? 9-10 1390L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Election 101: Why Is Iowa first? 11-12 1360L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Election of 1876 8 1100L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational

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