Nonfiction Online

Online Sources for Nonfiction Texts

Tween Tribune (by Smithsonian)

  • all articles leveled by grade and Lexile
  • articles searchable by keyword and subject area
  • teachers create classes and sign up students
  • quizzes can be given and tracked
  • free!

Newsela (free version)

  • all articles leveled by grade and Lexile
  • articles searchable by keyword and subject area
  • teachers create classes and sign up students
  • includes reading quizzes for students to see progress
  • teachers can't track individuals in free version

Wonderopolis

  • students submit questions about things they wonder about
  • if selected, site writes article about topic
  • not leveled, but m.s. appropriate
  • provides vocab definitions in texts
  • provides digitized audio 
  • provides reading quizzes
  • nice for topics of student choice

DOGOnews

  • not leveled, but provides grade range
  • topic search option
  • many videos, graphics, photos embedded
  • vocab highlighted and popup window defines 

KidsPost (Washington Post Kids' version)

  • few special features
  • can enlarge text for ease of reading