New K-8 Reading Passages

Here’s a selection of our favorite new non-fiction and literary K-8 reading comprehension passages. All passages are Lexile leveled and authentic.

Each one is paired with an intentionally crafted and research-based question set that:

  • Provides scaffolding to build student comprehension of the main idea or theme, and enables students to make complex inferences
  • Requires close reading of evidence in the text
  • Models the questions that good readers should be asking themselves as they read
  • Aligns to Common Core and state standards