Leveled Reading Passages

Explore Our Collection of Leveled Reading Passages

RIF's newest literacy resource is a collection of leveled reading passages for each grade, all with original content and illustrations. The passages are designed to extend student learning after reading specific books, but may also be used independently of ouside books. Each passage relates in some way to the book's themes, concepts, characters, settings, or subject matter. There are three levels for every passage. Each passage's Lexile measurement targets readers at the Beginning of Year (Easy), Middle of Year (Medium), or End of Year (Hard). The passages are meant to be used as independent-level texts that students can read on their own with minimal support. Use the Lexile measures to help you determine which level is right for each student. Print or download the passages as a supplementary, independent reading activity to help students develop reading fluency. The three stars on each page indicate the level of reading passage: Easy, Medium, or Hard. 

Our collection for young readers includes Mini-Books with illustrations and large text that students will enjoy coloring and taking home. Parents, teachers, and caregivers will find instructions for printing, cutting, and folding the Mini-Book on each page. 

And for the leveled passages for older students, look for the green button to "Launch Literacy Resources" to view the passages with BeeLine Reader, a color gradient tool that facilitates reading. BeeLine Reader uses a customizable color gradient to guide your eye through each sentence and can be helpful for struggling readers. This function may be turned off to view without the color gradient.