Reading materials of varying complexity and levels are necessary for all students to experience success. Having books, magazines, graphic novels, and other texts at varied reading levels, including complexity of words and sentence structures, gives readers of all levels materials they can read independently.
Watch this Reading Rockets video, with classroom examples, of how teachers and students can set up a classroom library.
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ReadWorks, a free online platform, offers readings at several levels sorted by grade, content, and lexile. The readings are also aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Teachers can find and assign specific articles to students and support their Vocabulary development, Genre Knowledge, and Syntax.
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