Informational Texts

Newsela --news stories rewritten at different levels of reading complexity

Izzit --passages with vocabulary and questions - free DVD's all subjects --non-fiction, lexiled passages with questions (elementary grade levels)

Article of the Week - Kelly Gallagher

Smithsonian TweenTribune - (Lexile choice)

Vale Middle School Article of the Week

UEN Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources Commons--Close Reading

Poetry Pairings--pairs famous poetry with New York Times articles

Informational Texts from the Library of Congress

One-Page Reading Thinking Passages Aligned with Core Priorities

Webpath Express--Destiny Online Catalog

Utah's Online Library--text and video sites, some text sites lexiled AmericanRhetoric.jpg

American Rhetoric--text and audio

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

NY Times Room for Debate

Teaching and Learning from the NY Times

Public Radio International--text and audio

World Book Advanced--primary sources

Library of Congress--American Memory--primary sources

MSNBC--videos with text

100 Top Speeches--American Rhetoric

Literary Texts

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Internet Archive


Google Books


Books Should Be Free--audiobooks

Literature--The Free Library


Virtual Middle School Library


Weber School District

International Children's Digital Library

Follett Shelf

  • Ebooks for elementary teachers
  • User name: Canyons
  • Password: district

Canyons School District Text List

Supplemental Texts for Utah Core Themes (suggested by CSD Librarians)