Below you will find a series of unique literacy resources. All of these resources are free and user friendly.

LIteracy Tool
Audience / Description
The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project maintains and updates a tremendous body of text sets that are high interset non-fiction, Social Studies or Science related.
Newsela publishes news articles on a daily basis that are rewritten multiple times at varying levels for students in grades 3-12.  
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National Geographic Young Explorer provides K-1 learners with a read out loud version of their magazine for an interactive whiteboard experience of high interest science articles. Magazines are monthly and date back to 2009.
National Geographic provides learners with unique articles, video and images. Creating an account on their website will allow you access to their entire library of resouces.
The NY Times Leaning Network
The NY Times Learning Network is a weekly education blog for teachers and students in grades 7-12 that provides lesson plans by academic discipline, paired text, argumentative literature, and free literacy resources created by the New York Times.
Reading Like a Historian by Stanford University provides students in grades 6-12 with paired primary souce historical documents and critical thinking questions that seek to engage studentrs in document based historical inquiry.
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Tween Tribune by the Smithsonian provides learners with high interst articles that cover a variety of disciplines. These articles are rewritten to meet the needs of K-4, Middle School and High School Learners. The articels are also translated in Spanish
readworks.jpg provies teachers and students in grades K-12 with fiction & informational text. Teachers can search by skill, academic domain or topic. Readworks also provides paired text sets and articles with standards based questions.   
National Public Radio provides audio and written news stories on any number of topics on a daily basis. Teachers can search their vast library of digital content.  
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Time for Kids provides learners 2-6 with high interest news articles and informational text.
The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States