Reading Passages

Passage Grade Lexile Topic Text Type Skill/Strategy
19th Amendment 9-10 1250L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Constitution for Kids 6 970L Civics & Government Informational Fact and Opinion
A Constitution for Kids 6 970L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Courtroom in the Classroom 3 960L Civics & Government Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Crooked Election 7 780L Civics & Government, School & Family Life Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Juicy Problem 5 730L Civics & Government Informational Figurative Language
A New Era of American Indian Autonomy 9-10 1430L U.S. History, Civics & Government, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A New Home 3 740L Geography & Societies, Civics & Government Informational Figurative Language
A Soldier Known But to God 11-12 1200L U.S. History, World History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Tale of Segregation: Fetching Water 5 800L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Very Messy Tea Party 5 1120L Civics & Government, Geography & Societies, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
About Homelessness 7 1120L Civics & Government, Geography & Societies, School & Family Life Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
America from Washington to Madison 9-10 1230L U.S. History, World History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Government - Branches of Government: A Closer Look 4 780L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Government - Get Out the Vote 4 850L Civics & Government 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 - Jury Duty 4 790L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Government - Preamble to the United States Constitution 4 860L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Government - Take It to the Courts 4 780L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Government - The Bill of Rights Part I 4 790L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Government - The Bill of Rights Part II 4 830L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Government - The Branches of Government 4 740L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Government - The Mayflower Compact 4 760L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Symbols 2 660L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
An Ambassador's Job 2 670L Civics & Government, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Analysis of the Declaration of Independence 8 1260L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Barbara C. Jordan 9-10 1220L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Betty Ford: A New Kind of First Lady 9-10 1190L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Books Through Bars 8 1150L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Born to Run? 4 690L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Branching Out 4 730L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Branching Out 4 730L Civics & Government Informational Classify and Categorize
Brazil Today - The Independence of Brazil 5 810L Civics & Government, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Brazil Today: Brazil's Constitution 5 1130L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Brazil Today: The Flag of Brazil 5 780L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Building a Better Natural History Museum 5 1090L Life Science, Earth & Space Science, Civics & Government, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Cadet Nurse Corps, 1943 11-12 1270L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Campaigning against Franklin Roosevelt’s Third Term, 1940 11-12 1480L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Celebrate Flag Day 1 290L Civics & Government, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Civil Rights Act 11-12 1450L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Coastal Drilling in Sunny California 8 1390L Civics & Government, Technology & Engineering, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Coins! 2 750L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Colonization & Revolutionary War - The Declaration of Independence 4 810L Civics & Government, U.S. 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
Congress Speaks Spanish 4 890L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Congress Speaks Spanish 4 890L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Civics & Government Informational Vocabulary in Context
Dear Mr. President 5 970L Civics & Government Informational Cause and Effect
Debate - A Moment of Silence, Please 6 940L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Don't Know Much about Liberty 6 1150L Civics & Government Informational Classify and Categorize
Don’t Know Much About Liberty 6 1150L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Eleanor Roosevelt as First Lady 9-10 1440L U.S. History, Civics & Government 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
Election of 1896 9-10 1190L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Election of Representatives 5 1070L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Election of Senators 5 1100L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Election of the President and Vice President: Electoral College 9-10 1210L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Election of the President and Vice President: General Election 9-10 1270L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Election of the President and Vice President: Primary Election 9-10 1190L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Elections of 1824 and 1828: John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson 11-12 1210L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Elections of 1884 to 1892: Grover Cleveland’s Nonconsecutive Terms 9-10 1160L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Elections of 1932 to 1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Consecutive Terms 8 1170L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Elections of 1960 and 1964: John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson 11-12 1240L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Excerpt from "The Fifties": Fifties Society 9-10 1280L U.S. History, Civics & Government, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Excerpt from "The Fifties": The Cold War 9-10 1330L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Excerpt from NYT Article: "Suffrage Wins in Senate; Now Goes to States" 6 1420L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Excerpt from President Obama's Presidential Proclamation - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (2010) 9-10 1270L U.S. History, Geography & Societies, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Excerpts from American Antislavery Writings: Abraham Lincoln Speech on the Kansas-Nebraska Act at Peoria, Illinois 9-10 1140L U.S. History, Civics & Government, Geography & Societies Informational
Excerpts from American Antislavery Writings: David Walker from Walker’s Appeal... 9-10 1560L Civics & Government, U.S. History, Geography & Societies Informational
Excerpts from American Antislavery Writings: William Lloyd Garrison from Truisms 9-10 1290L U.S. History, Civics & Government, Geography & Societies Informational
Eyewitness to History: Grandma was a Protester 5 870L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Voice
Eyewitness to History: I'm American, No Matter What! 5 740L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational
Famous African Americans - Thurgood Marshall 3 670L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Fannie Lou Hamer 11-12 1230L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Fewer Americans Going to Prison, Highlighting a Shift in U.S. Policy 8 1430L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
First Grade Chooses a Snack 1 430L Civics & Government, School & Family Life Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address 11-12 1250L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
George Washington Would Have Supported the New Deal, 1934 11-12 1260L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Hello, President 2 640L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Helping Hands 4 1020L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Helping Hands 4 1020L Civics & Government Informational Voice
Houston Affects the Earth 5 890L Civics & Government, Earth & Space Science Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
How Countries Solve Problems 2 540L Civics & Government Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
I Am Maria 2 450L Geography & Societies, School & Family Life, Civics & Government Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
Important People 2 690L Civics & Government, School & Family Life Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Internal Security Act of 1950 11-12 1850L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
January 07, 1789: First U.S. Presidential Election 7 1130L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational
Jefferson, Church and State 8 1430L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Key Excerpts From the Majority Opinion, Brown v. Board of Education 9-10 1280L U.S. History, Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Kid Ambassadors 4 1050L Civics & Government Informational Character
Leader of the United Nations 3 770L Civics & Government Informational Genre
Leading Lady 3 830L Civics & Government Informational Main Idea
Legacy of the Marchers on Washington 11-12 1260L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Letter from Jackie Robinson on Civil Rights 7 1070L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Lincoln and the 13th Amendment to End Slavery 5 1050L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Local Mailman 7 1140L Civics & Government Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Lost on Ellis Island 4 790L Civics & Government, Geography & Societies, U.S. History Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
Madam President? 6 990L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Sequence
Madam President? 6 990L Civics & Government, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy

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