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• See below to explore some of our favorite Kindergarten - 12th grade reading comprehension passages. Or search the entire collection by grade, lexile, domain or skill/strategy and find 2,500 more!

• Each passage is paired with a text-dependent question set that is based in the highest quality research and can help you meet Common Core and state standards

• Content areas include science, social studies, original fiction and original reporting

• Perfect for independent work, small-group work, whole-class lessons, or teacher read-aloud lessons

Check back often—we're always adding new passages!


"Bright as the Sun"
Lexile: 310

"The Liberty Bell"
Lexile: 190

"Me and My Shadow"
Lexile: 140


1st Grade

"What is the Solar System?"
Lexile: 320 

"A Great Statue" 
Lexile: 450

"Kerry Kangaroo Hops" 
Lexile: 330


2nd Grade

Lexile: 640
Lexile: 520

3rd Grade

"Li Bing and the Flooding"
Lexile: 780

"Oral Histories" 
Lexile: 900

4th Grade

Lexile: 940
"Jam Session"
Lexile: 730

5th Grade

"The Phonograph"


6th Grade

Lexile: 1080
Lexile: 940

7th Grade