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. 

Leveled Reading Passage: March of the Land Crabs (Easy)

After reading All the Way to Havana, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: March of the Land Crabs (Medium)

After reading All the Way to Havana, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: March of the Land Crabs (Hard)

After reading All the Way to Havana, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: Splashing in Puddles (Easy)

After reading Clouds, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Splashing in Puddles (Medium)

After reading Clouds, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Splashing in Puddles (Hard)

After reading Clouds, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: A Tree for Two (Easy)

After reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: A Tree for Two (Medium)

After reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: A Tree for Two (Hard)

After reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: What Do Elephants Have? (Easy)

After reading Elmer, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: What Do Elephants Have? (Medium)

After reading Elmer, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: What Do Elephants Have? (Hard)

After reading Elmer, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: There Was an Old Lady... (Easy)

After reading If You Take a Mouse to School, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate...

Leveled Reading Passage: There Was an Old Lady... (Medium)

After reading If You Take a Mouse to School, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate...

Leveled Reading Passage: There Was an Old Lady... (Hard)

After reading If You Take a Mouse to School, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate...

Leveled Reading Passage: Bug in a Rug (Easy)

After reading Just a School Project, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: Bug in a Rug (Medium)

After reading Just a School Project, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: Bug in a Rug (Hard)

After reading Just a School Project, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: A Day with Frog (Easy)

After reading Life in a Pond, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: A Day with Frog (Hard)

After reading Life in a Pond, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Minnows (Easy)

After reading Over and Under the Pond, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: Minnows (Medium)

After reading Over and Under the Pond, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: Minnows (Hard)

After reading Over and Under the Pond, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: How Many All Together? (Easy)

After reading Pete the Cat’s Got Class, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: How Many All Together? (Medium)

After reading Pete the Cat’s Got Class, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: How Many All Together? (Hard)

After reading Pete the Cat’s Got Class, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: Lebanon's Cedar Trees (Easy)

After reading The Three Lucys, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: Lebanon's Cedar Trees (Medium)

After reading The Three Lucys, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: Lebanon's Cedar Trees (Hard)

After reading The Three Lucys, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: Wednesday (Easy)

After reading Tuesday, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Wednesday (Medium)

After reading Tuesday, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Wednesday (Hard)

After reading Tuesday, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Picking Plums (Easy)

After reading Wild Berries, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Picking Plums (Medium)

After reading Wild Berries, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Picking Plums (Hard)

After reading Wild Berries, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: What Is it? (Easy)

After reading Seven Blind Mice, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: What Is it? (Medium)

After reading Seven Blind Mice, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: What Is it? (Hard)

After reading Seven Blind Mice, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: Cats in Hats (Easy)

After reading The Keeping Quilt, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: Cats in Hats (Medium)

After reading The Keeping Quilt, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: Cats in Hats (Hard)

After reading The Keeping Quilt, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Oregon Trail (Easy)

After reading Pecos Bill, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Oregon Trail (Medium)

After reading Pecos Bill, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Oregon Trail (Hard)

After reading Pecos Bill, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Making of a Legend (Easy)

After reading Paul Bunyan, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Making of a Legend (Medium)

After reading Paul Bunyan, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Making of a Legend (Hard)

After reading Paul Bunyan, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: How to Ruin a Surprise Party (Easy)

After reading The Wednesday Surprise, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: How to Ruin a Surprise Party (Medium)

After reading The Wednesday Surprise, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: How to Ruin a Surprise Party (Hard)

After reading The Wednesday Surprise, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Flan, the Emu, and the Godwit (Easy)

After reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Flan, the Emu, and the Godwit (Medium)

After reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Flan, the Emu, and the Godwit (Hard)

After reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: Model T (Easy)

After reading The Hope Chest, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Model T (Medium)

After reading The Hope Chest, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Model T (Hard)

After reading The Hope Chest, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Big TV Moments (Easy)

After reading The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth, choose from three leveled...

Leveled Reading Passage: Big TV Moments (Medium)

After reading The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth, choose from three leveled...

Leveled Reading Passage: Big TV Moments (Hard)

After reading The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth, choose from three leveled...

Leveled Reading Passage: What Is the Electoral College? (Easy)

After reading The Ballot Box Battle, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: What Is the Electoral College? (Medium)

After reading The Ballot Box Battle, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: What Is the Electoral College? (Hard)

After reading The Ballot Box Battle, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: A Striking Survival Story (Easy)

After reading The Van Gogh Cafe, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: A Striking Survival Story (Medium)

After reading The Van Gogh Cafe, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: A Striking Survival Story (Hard)

After reading The Van Gogh Cafe, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Legend of Bigfoot (Easy)

After reading The Irish Cinderlad, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Legend of Bigfoot (Medium)

After reading The Irish Cinderlad, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Legend of Bigfoot (Hard)

After reading The Irish Cinderlad, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: Bowlers for Baseball (Easy)

After reading Teammates, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Bowlers for Baseball (Medium)

After reading Teammates, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Bowlers for Baseball (Hard)

After reading Teammates, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Story of the Boy and the Sun (Easy)

After reading Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth, choose from three...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Story of the Boy and the Sun (Medium)

After reading Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth, choose from three...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Story of the Boy and the Sun (Hard)

After reading Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth, choose from three...

Leveled Reading Passage: Protesting Peacefully (Easy)

After reading Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis, choose from three leveled...

Leveled Reading Passage: Protesting Peacefully (Medium)

After reading Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis, choose from three leveled...

Leveled Reading Passage: Protesting Peacefully (Hard)

After reading Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis, choose from three leveled...

Leveled Reading Passage: Make Room for One More (Easy)

After reading Pattan's Pumpkin: A Traditional Flood Story from Southern India, choose from three...

Leveled Reading Passage: Make Room for One More (Medium)

After reading Pattan's Pumpkin: A Traditional Flood Story from Southern India, choose from three...

Leveled Reading Passage: Make Room for One More (Hard)

After reading Pattan's Pumpkin: A Traditional Flood Story from Southern India, choose from three...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Grateful Crane (Easy)

After reading Lotus and Feather, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Grateful Crane (Medium)

After reading Lotus and Feather, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Grateful Crane (Hard)

After reading Lotus and Feather, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: Meet the Wolf Family (Easy)

After reading Lon Po Po, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Meet the Wolf Family (Medium)

After reading Lon Po Po, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Meet the Wolf Family (Hard)

After reading Lon Po Po, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds Make Awesome Nests (Easy)

After reading How Do Birds Find Their Way?, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate...

Leveled Reading Passage: Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds Make Awesome Nests (Medium)

After reading How Do Birds Find Their Way?, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate...

Leveled Reading Passage: Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds Make Awesome Nests (Hard)

After reading How Do Birds Find Their Way?, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate...

Leveled Reading Passage: Alchemy and the Philosopher's Stone(Easy)

After reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, choose from three leveled reading passages...

Leveled Reading Passage: Alchemy and the Philosopher's Stone (Medium)

After reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, choose from three leveled reading passages...

Leveled Reading Passage: Alchemy and the Philosopher's Stone(Hard)

After reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, choose from three leveled reading passages...

Leveled Reading Passage: Drumming in Class (Easy)

After reading Feel the Beat, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Drumming in Class (Medium)

After reading Feel the Beat, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Drumming in Class (Hard)

After reading Feel the Beat, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Pini the Punster and the Pun Jar (Easy)

After reading Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School, choose from three leveled reading passages...

Leveled Reading Passage: Pini the Punster and the Pun Jar (Medium)

After reading Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School, choose from three leveled reading passages...

Leveled Reading Passage: Pini the Punster and the Pun Jar (Hard)

After reading Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School, choose from three leveled reading passages...

Leveled Reading Passage: Ask Bird Brain (Easy)

After reading The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: Ask Bird Brain (Medium)

After reading The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! have students read these leveled reading passages targeted below, at, and above Lexile measures for this grade.

Leveled Reading Passage: Ask Bird Brain (Hard)

After reading The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! have students read these leveled reading passages targeted below, at, and above Lexile measures for this grade.

Leveled Reading Passage: Dina's Diner (Easy)

After reading A Chair for My Mother choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: Dina's Diner (Medium)

After reading A Chair for My Mother choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: Dina's Diner (Hard)

After reading A Chair for My Mother choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Little Red Hen (Easy)

After reading Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Little Red Hen (Medium)

After reading Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Little Red Hen (Hard)

After reading Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: Nearly Everyone She Loved Died of the Flu (Easy)

After reading Anne of Green Gables, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: Nearly Everyone She Loved Died of the Flu: (Medium)

After reading Anne of Green Gables, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: Nearly Everyone She Loved Died of the Flu: (Hard)

After reading Anne of Green Gables, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: East of the Sun and West of the Moon (Easy)

After reading Beauty and the Beast, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: East of the Sun and West of the Moon (Medium)

After reading Beauty and the Beast, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: East of the Sun and West of the Moon (Hard)

After reading Beauty and the Beast, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Secret Identity of Bullfrog Girl (Easy)

After reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, have students read these leveled reading passages targeted below, at, and above Lexile measures for this grade.

Leveled Reading Passage: The Secret Identity of Bullfrog Girl (Medium)

After reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, have students read these leveled reading passages targeted below, at, and above Lexile measures for this grade.

Leveled Reading Passage: The Secret Identity of Bullfrog Girl (Hard)

After reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, have students read these leveled reading passages targeted below, at, and above Lexile measures for this grade.

Leveled Reading Passage: Words that Start with C (Easy)

After reading Clara Caterpillar, have students read these leveled reading passages targeted below, at, and above Lexile measures for this grade.

Leveled Reading Passage: Words that Start with C (Medium)

After reading Clara Caterpillar, have students read these leveled reading passages targeted below, at, and above Lexile measures for this grade.

Leveled Reading Passage: Words that Start with C (Hard)

After reading Clara Caterpillar, have students read these leveled reading passages targeted below, at, and above Lexile measures for this grade.

Leveled Reading Passage: Mohawk Culture (Easy)

After reading Eagle Song, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Mohawk Culture (Medium)

After reading Eagle Song, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Mohawk Culture (Hard)

After reading Eagle Song, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: Raised by Dogs (Easy)

After reading Face to Face with Wolves, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: Raised by Dogs (Medium)

After reading Face to Face with Wolves, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: Raised by Dogs (Hard)

After reading Face to Face with Wolves, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: Bob the Bee (Easy)

After reading Flowers by Vijaya Khisty Bodach, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: Bob the Bee (Medium)

After reading Flowers by Vijaya Khisty Bodach, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: Bob the Bee (Hard)

After reading Flowers by Vijaya Khisty Bodach, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Bat Book (Easy)

After reading Forest Night Forest Bright, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Bat Book (Medium)

After reading Forest Night Forest Bright, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Bat Book (Hard)

After reading Forest Night Forest Bright, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: BOOKblog: (Easy)

After reading Are You an Echo: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko, choose from three leveled reading...

Leveled Reading Passage: BOOKblog: (Medium)

After reading Are You an Echo: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko, choose from three leveled reading...

Leveled Reading Passage: BOOKblog: (Hard)

After reading Are You an Echo: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko, choose from three leveled reading...

Leveled Reading Passage: Peach and the Giant James (Easy)

After reading James and the Giant Peach, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: Peach and the Giant James (Medium)

After reading James and the Giant Peach, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: Peach and the Giant James (Hard)

After reading James and the Giant Peach, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in...

Leveled Reading Passage: Anansi and a Witch Named Five (Easy)

After reading Pretty Salma, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Anansi and a Witch Named Five (Medium)

After reading Pretty Salma, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: Anansi and a Witch Named Five (Hard)

After reading Pretty Salma, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to...

Leveled Reading Passage: About Orcas (Medium)

After reading Storm Boy, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: About Orcas (Easy)

After reading Storm Boy, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: About Orcas (Hard)

After reading Storm Boy, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way to the...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Kentucky Derby (Easy)

After reading That Book Woman, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Kentucky Derby (Medium)

After reading That Book Woman, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Kentucky Derby (Hard)

After reading That Book Woman, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: How Do Lily Pads Grow (Easy)

After reading From Tadpole to Frog, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: How Do Lily Pads Grow (Medium)

After reading From Tadpole to Frog, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: How Do Lily Pads Grow (Hard)

After reading From Tadpole to Frog, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Lion and the Mouse (Easy)

After reading From Amos & Boris, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Lion and the Mouse (Medium)

After reading From Amos & Boris, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: The Lion and the Mouse (Hard)

After reading From Amos & Boris, choose from three leveled reading passages that relate in some way...

Leveled Reading Passage: Two Great Women Meet (Easy)

After reading A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: Two Great Women Meet (Medium)

After reading A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, choose from three leveled reading passages that...

Leveled Reading Passage: Two Great Women Meet (Hard)

After reading A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, choose from three leveled reading passages that...