Here are some places you can go to find great free text.
|Resource||Type||Age level||Reading level(s)||Great for||Good to know…|
|TweenTribune||News||Middle School, High school||Grades 3-12||Daily news stories are selected by professional journalists working closely with teens, tweens and teachers.|
|Newsela||News||Middle School, High school||Grades 3-12||Engaging students in relevant, recent topics||Can create classes and track student progress|
|CK-12||Textbook||Middle School, High school||Grades 6-12||Open source textbooks for most subjects and grade levels.|
|OER Commons||Textbook||Middle School, High school||Grades 6-12||Repository of open sources text and curriculum. A good source for finding free textbooks|
|OpenStax||Textbook||High school, College||Grades 10-12||Free, open source college level textbooks|
|Boundless||Textbook||High school, College||Grades 10-12||Free, open source college level textbooks|
|Big History Project||Textbook, Nonfiction||Middle School, High school||Grades 6-12||Online textbook that covers the history of the universe and life|
|Ozy||News, Nonfiction||Middle School, High school||Grades 6-12||News and magazine site aimed at teens|
|Lit-Hum||Literature||Middle School, High school||Grades 6-12||Collection of stories and poems|
|Project Gutenberg||Literature, Nonfiction||Middle School, High school||Grades 6-12||Large collection of free classic texts. Works best if text is pasted into a published Google Doc|
|Literature.org||Literature||Middle School, High school||Grades 6-12||Find the full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature|
|UMN Open Textbook Library||Literature, Nonfiction||High school, College||Grades 11+||Find college level open source textbooks. The library is organized by the Univeristy of Minnesota.|
|CommonLit||Literature||Middle School, High School||Grades 6-12||Collection of poems, short stories, news articles, historical documents, and literature for classrooms. PDF Articles: copy and paste text into a Google Doc and publish for use with InsertLearning.|
|Google News||News||Middle School, High School||Usually Grades 5-12||Searching for multiple sources||You can search for specific topics and even by source and geogprahical point and time|
|NPR News||News||Middle School, High School||Grades 5-10||Relevant, recent topics||Majority of stories include audio|
|NY Times Learning Network||News||High School||Grades 8-12||Bringing relevant news to your classroom||Has pre-made lesson plans using news articles; includes some video and audio for differentiation|
|NPR Goats and Soda Blog||News||Middle School, High School||Grades 5-10||News stories about living life in a life-changing world. Inspiring students through the news||Usually has audio for differentiation|
|NPR Code Switch Blog||News||Middle School, High School||Grades 5-10||Engage students in difficult topics in an accessible manner||Usually has audio for differentiation|
|TED||News, Nonfiction||Middle School, High School||Usually Grades 5-10||Great ideas to change the world. Inspiring students and making them think||Includes time-stamped transcripts of every talk including video|
|The Big Think||Nonfiction||Middle School, High School||Grades 5-10||Articles from experts about world-changing ideas and policies. Inspiring students and making them think||Every article chosen for significance, relevance, and application|
|This I Believe||Literature||Middle School, High School||Grades 5-8||Personal Essays about life. Using memoir to engage students||Has audio of every story for differentiation|
|NPR History Dept. Blog||Nonfiction||Middle School, High School||Grades 8-12||New research to inform history||Brings new insights into historical concepts|
|Daily History||Nonfiction||High School||Grades 9-12||Teaching history using primary sources||Includes primary source images as well as documents; publishes one new concept every day|
|American Rhetoric Top 100 Speeches||Nonfiction||High School||Grades 9-12||Inspiring students while teaching history and rhetoric||Has audio/video as well as text for most speeches|
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