Getting to the Core @ Your Library
Quick Tips and Tools for implementing CCSS
Differentiated Reading Materials
Wouldn't it be great to have the same article on different reading levels? This concept is the wave of the future as companies strive to accommodate educational consumers, and one of the first to stick their toes in the CCSS waters is NEWSELA. Still in the beta testing stage, this site lets you choose the Lexile level giving you about four choices. It is the same material with the same pictures and content. However, it changes the sentence structure and makes slight changes to the vocabulary. Currently, you sign up for a free account that lets you create classes and access a few other bells and whistles. One drawback is the limited database and topic range. Things in beta testing usually end up in the paid market; so, sign up now.
Short on time? I would be happy to check for you if you give me a little lead time. I am trying to offer this service in our initial CCSS implementation stages so you can concentrate on teaching instead of searching. A word to the wise, Lexile/reading level is only one component of text complexity.
Lora The Librarian