I’ve been a bit surprised at how popular The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” has been, though I probably shouldn’t be — these kinds of leveled texts can be very useful in the classroom.
Today, I’m making another nice addition to that list…
Books That Grow has a library of texts that have each been edited to be made accessible to different reading levels. And it has some other unique features — teachers can create virtual classrooms to assign and/or monitor what students what are reading and students can click on words that are new to them to see definitions and hear how they are pronounced. They are also planning on adding comprehension questions. The texts can be read on any device.
Everything is free for now, though they plan on starting to charge for some “premium” features in the 2015/16 school year.
You can register now on their sign-up page, and then they’ll contact you by email in a few hours or the next day with registration information. They won’t have a super-easy system in place until January for registering students in virtual classes, but they’ll do it for you manually prior to that time.
In addition to adding it to the previously-mentioned list, I’m going to put it on The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress one, too.