Here are some great resources for finding reading material...especially informational text.
ReadWorks provides non-fiction and literary reading passages for grades K-8. You must register to read the passages, but registration is free. It also gives you full access. When you look for a reading selection, you can search by Lexile, grade level, or skill.
Register in order to have full access. An anchor in the upper right corner of the article denotes which standard is covered in the quiz connected with that reading. When you find an article that you would like to use, most articles allow you to adjust the Lexile with a sliding scale on the right side of the screen.
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TPS Virtual Library
Click on the link and login to find access to a whole host of resources, lots and lots of informational texts on every imaginable topic, many of them searchable by Lexile or even ADJUSTABLE by Lexile. Some even provide the same texts in different languages. Login info: username start password library. (START at the LIBRARY.) Peruse the resources Ask your librarian for more help or email Ayn Grubb