Need some free informational texts on just about every subject? Try one of these websites.
Newsela– is a free resource that has all kinds of articles rewritten for different lexile levels. There is a quiz with each article with SAGE-like questions for your students. You will need a free account.
Smithsonian’s TweenTribune – is by the Smithsonian people. Like Newsela, this site has interesting, timely articles written on different lexile levels and you will need a free account to access the articles
Wonderopolis – is a website that encourages exploration and curiosity. Each “wonder” has supporting materials with it – vocabulary, text and a video.