ReadWorks

Biographies and Profiles


Kindergarten

"Sybil's Brave Ride"
Lexile: 240

"Cleopatra"
Lexile: 240

"Edison Tried and Tried Again"
Lexile: 250

 

1st Grade

"William's Windmill"
Lexile: 410

"A Man Who Liked Apples"
Lexile: 440

"Martin Luther King Jr."
Lexile: 470

 

2nd Grade

"A Ride in Space"
Lexile: 700

"A Hero in Disguise"
Lexile: 710

"Meet Rosa Parks"
Lexile: 740

 

3rd Grade

"Portrait of an Artist"
Lexile: 720

"Saving the World from Smallpox"
Lexile: 820

 

4th Grade

"How Dorothea Lange and John Steinbeck Captured California in the 1930s"
Lexile: 1050

"Three Generations of Hairstons"
Lexile: 920

"Portrait of an Animal Rescue Expert"
Lexile: 800

 

5th Grade

"Einstein in Time"
Lexile: 990

"The Two Harriets, Heroines of the Civil War"
Lexile: 920

"John Brown's Antislavery Raid"
Lexile: 1130

 

6th Grade

"Louis Braille"
Lexile: 1030

"Alexander Graham Bell"
Lexile: 1070

"A Lincoln Portrait Narration Transcript"
Lexile: 880

 

7th Grade

"The Importance of Muhammad Ali [Abridged]"
Lexile: 1080

"The Moorish Chief"
Lexile: 1110

"Profile of an Actor"
Lexile: 980

"Sacagawea"
Lexile: 1120

 

8th Grade

"The First American"
Lexile: 1180

"Frederick Douglass: From Slavery to Freedom"
Lexile: 1230

"Staircase Group (Portrait of Raphaelle Peale and Titian Ramsay Peale I)"
Lexile: 1130

 

9th - 10th Grades

"People Who Built America: Ford"
Lexile: 1210

"Tecumseh"
Lexile: 1310

"Eleanor Roosevelt as First Lady"
Lexile: 1440

 

11th - 12th Grades

"A Poem Links Unlikely Allies in 1775: Phillis Wheatley and George Washington"
Lexile: 1590