Valuable resources for selecting appropriate text for classroom use.


Lexile Analyzer: Click the link and use to analyze text you locate on any of the resources below that do not provide Lexile Levels.
Need help analyzing? Follow the instructions here: How to Find a Lexile


Scroll down to locate your content. Databases serving multiple content areas are at the bottom of the list.

Science                                    
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Ted Talks: Science - note each of these video talks includes a transcript. Choose Show Transcript and choose the language to view the complete transcript.


Math
Ted Talks: Math - note each of these video talks includes a transcript. Choose Show Transcript and choose the language to view the complete transcript.


Language Arts

Physical Education
Fitness on NBCNews.com

Foreign Language

Social Studies
Library of Congress: History/Social Studies Aligned with Common Core
National Archives: Primary Sources
Teaching History: Beyond the Textbook
Reading Like a Historian - document-based lessons
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - create a free account and access Teaching Literacy through History
Media in Education
CNN Student News
Teacher Curriculum Instruction - Some free text based lessons by subject
Docs Teach- Uses primary sources from National Archives

Performing Arts
ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center Digital Resource for Education
The New York Times: Arts Section
The Los Angeles Times: Art Section

Visual Arts
ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center Digital Resource for Education
The New York Times: Arts Section
The Los Angeles Times: Arts Section
The Daily Beast: Art
Art in America: News and Features
ARTNews


Career and Technical Education
BBC News: Future - Engineering Science
The Christian Science Monitor: Innovation - Engineering Science
Philly.com: Culinary Arts
Video University - Video Production

Databases Covering Multiple Content Areas
Detailed Resource List - scroll down to Secondary Resources and Subject-Specific Resources
Newsela - addresses different content areas and allow users to adjust Lexile levels for various types of readers
EBSCO Databases - see your media center director for home username and password information
John Green's Crash Course Transcripts
The New York Times: Education - provides lessons using informational text in multiple content areas
AZ State Library, Archives and Public Records  - note that Arizona residents will need to enter their zip codes to access the wide selection available
Arizona Library Access to Journals and Magazines - note that Arizona residents will need to enter their zip codes to access the wide selection available