Reading Passages

Passage Grade Lexile Topic Text Type Skill/Strategy
A Big Birthday Celebration 5 1010L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Chance for Freedom 5 840L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Clean Drink of Water 1 410L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Club for Explorers 7 1100L Sports & Recreation, Geography & Societies, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Cold Place to Live 1 350L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Community of People K 130L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Day at Angkor Wat 6 880L Geography & Societies Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Diplomat's Son 7 710L Geography & Societies Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Grand Journey 8 920L Geography & Societies Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Great Statue 1 450L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Hero with Heart 5 850L Geography & Societies Informational Author's Purpose
A Man Who Liked Apples 1 440L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Million Dollar Nickel 4 760L Geography & Societies 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 Home 3 740L Geography & Societies, Civics & Government Informational Figurative Language
A New Letter for the Alphabet 5 1040L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A New Neighborhood Farmers Market 11-12 1200L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Rally Against Poverty 3 830L Geography & Societies Informational Character
A School for Heroes 5 830L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A School Map 1 320L Geography & Societies, School & Family Life Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Star-Spangled Song 1 720L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Ton of Trash 4 1090L Geography & Societies Informational Classify and Categorize
A Tricky Move 6 960L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Tricky Move 6 960L Geography & Societies Informational Drawing Conclusions
A Trip to Argentina 4 900L Geography & Societies Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Trip to Taughannock 3 840L Geography & Societies Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Trip to the Immigration Museum 2 690L U.S. History, Geography & Societies Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
A Very Messy Tea Party 5 1120L Civics & Government, Geography & Societies, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
A Well-Kept Secret 5 890L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
About Cuirassier Armor 11-12 1400L Arts, Culture, and Religion, World History, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
About Homelessness 7 1120L Civics & Government, Geography & Societies, School & Family Life Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
About the Island 7 830L Geography & Societies, World History Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
After the Floods 4 760L World History, Geography & Societies, Fitness, Health, and Safety Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
All About Hawaii K 310L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
All About Money 1 330L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
All Kinds of Maps 1 640L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
All the 'Buzz' 5 860L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
American Indians 9-10 1300L U.S. History, Geography & Societies, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
An Ambassador's Job 2 670L Civics & Government, Geography & Societies 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
Animals of the Arctic 1 500L Life Science, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Anti-Corporate Cartoons, ca. 1900 11-12 1410L U.S. History, Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational
Apple Picking Time 1 440L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Are Zoos Bad News? 6 1020L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Backpacks to Fight Hunger 5 1070L Geography & Societies Informational Voice
Banding Together 4 1060L Geography & Societies Informational Genre
Big Burger Battle 4 1000L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Big Burger Battle 4 1000L Geography & Societies Informational Figurative Language
Big Hope 4 690L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Big Waves! 2 590L Earth & Space Science, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Birth of a Mighty River 3 990L Geography & Societies Informational Drawing Conclusions
Blood Mineral 6 980L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Brazil K 350L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Brazil Today - Cities of Brazil 5 830L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Bread Baking Now and Then 3 870L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies, World History 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
Buried Treasure 4 820L Geography & Societies, World History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
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
California 8 1280L Earth & Space Science, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
California and Mesopotamia: Similarities and Differences 11-12 1340L Geography & Societies, World History, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Canoes 1 680L Geography & Societies, Technology & Engineering Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Capturing Ghost Dog 4 840L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Celebrate Flag Day 1 290L Civics & Government, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
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
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
China - China's Population 3 670L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
China Today - China's Biggest Cities 3 560L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
China's Lion Dance 3 860L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
City Life and Country Life K 240L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
City of Broken Records 6 970L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
City of Broken Records 6 970L Geography & Societies Informational Main Idea
Cliff Dwellers 11-12 1220L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Columbus Reports on His First Voyage, 1493 11-12 1240L World History, Geography & Societies 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. 4 740L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Coming to the U.S.A. 2 660L U.S. History, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Cultivating Turkey 9-10 1290L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Damaged Bridge to Be Repaired 5 1020L Geography & Societies, U.S. History Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Dancing Ganesha 9-10 1195L Arts, Culture, and Religion, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
De Soto’s Discovery of the Mississippi, 1541 11-12 1430L U.S. History, Geography & Societies, World History Informational
Desert Racing 6 1070L Sports & Recreation, Fitness, Health, and Safety, Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Dinosaur Chomper 3 830L Earth & Space Science, Geography & Societies Informational Figurative Language
Drug War 9-10 1140L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Elizabeth Blackwell 5 930L Geography & Societies, School & Family Life, Arts, Culture, and Religion Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Enrico Discovers a Globe K 150L Geography & Societies Literary Multi Skill/Strategy
Escape from the Mountains 3 630L Geography & Societies Informational Multi Skill/Strategy
Excerpt from "Meet the Ologist - Laurel Kendall" 3 950L World History, Geography & Societies 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: Benjamin Lay from All Slave-Keepers that Keep the Innocent in Bondage 9-10 1280L U.S. History, 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: Frederick Douglass from What to the Slave Is the 4th of July? 9-10 1220L U.S. History, Geography & Societies Informational
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
Excerpts from American Antislavery Writings: William Lloyd Garrison from Truisms 9-10 1290L U.S. History, Civics & Government, Geography & Societies Informational
Eyewitness to History: Children of War 5 850L World History, Geography & Societies Informational
Farewell to Dan's Depot 8 1100L Geography & Societies Literary Multi Skill/Strategy

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