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Online Texts, Lessons, and Activities

Online Texts, Lessons, and Activities for All Content Areas

The following sites provide activities and reading passages for students to be used in developing skills in all content areas.

Awesome Stories -- This site includes descriptions and primary source background materials on current popular movies, American history, religion, disasters, famous trials, biography, religion, inspiration and the law. The background materials come from the Library of Congress, National Archives, the British Museum and universities, libraries historical societies and museums from around the world.

eReading -- This site provides reading worksheets, activities, and resources aligned with the Common Core States Standards. This website uses a skill-focused approach where each activity targets a specific set of skills.

KET/PBS Learning Media -- Activities, including text and videos, in all content areas for all NRS levels.

Newsela -- provides news worthy information texts that may be adjusted to all content areas. They also provide pre-reading questions, a writing activity, and assessment to accompany each text.

PBS American Experience -- This site contains numerous newsworthy and historical articles and videos.

Pro/Org -- Find numerous informational texts with opposing viewpoints on relevant topics. The texts may be used to teach text structure, argumentative writing, etc.

Reading Skills for Today’s Adult’s -- This project was designed to create leveled reading selections that are appropriate for and valued by adult learners. These materials, combined with the research-proven strategies of repeated reading and guided oral reading, aid in building learners' fluency and comprehension skills

ReadWriteThink -- Although K-12 focused, this tool provides lessons with tools that may be easily applied to the adult education classroom

ReadWorks -- provides reading passages and lessons for students at all NRS levels. Most passages are relevant for adult learners.

ReWordify -- You may use this tool to simplify the wording of text. The resource will also create activities for students based on text.

ThinkCERCA -- Similar to Newsela, this site has a mix of nonfiction articles that include an audio feature that reads each article aloud to students, an option of inputting Extended Response/Short Answer questions, and an embedded dictionary within each article.

Tween Tribune -- Daily news sites, including text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian about current events, history, art, culture, and science.

Wonderopolis -- A free online resource with informational text new each weekday. All Wonders of the Day® are archived on the site. You can find Wonders related to social studies as well as other content areas. There is a text to speech feature so this is a great site for all reading levels and would be a resource families could use together! What are you wondering about?


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