• Reading Passages

    • Newsela: Allows users to assign leveled reading passages with questions. Paid features include viewing individual progress reports, assigning with instructions, and customizable writing prompts.

    • CommonLit: Free reading passages and other literacy resources. Includes literature and non-fiction for 3-12 grades. Track student progress on reading and writing skills.

    • Epic: Thousands of options that include eBooks, audiobooks, and “Read to Me” options. Students are able to use Epic at school, and parents can subscribe at home for a monthly fee. Also includes videos and quizzes.

    Reading Practice

    • Freckle: Students can work at their level in reading or math. Freckle also provides a word study option and practice with skills and standards. The paid version includes reports for all rostered students and unlimited assigning.

    • ABCya: ABCya provides games and activities for Pre-K through fifth 5th grade. While there are plenty of academic options, some games are not educational, so just be aware before setting students loose.

    • Starfall: Provides activities for different stages in the reading process. Again, some not so educational games are included, but the reading and math sections provide great practice.

    Although many of these programs have paid features, the free versions still provide several useful tools to help your students.