the website 

I seriously love that site!!

There are tons of different passages with specific reading skills attached. I have often used these passages to assess specific reading skills.  The site does require a log in, but membership is free.

Click on any one of the skills on the left side of the web page. Then click on your grade level.
Click on the button on the side.  Mine already says hide books and passages since I clicked on it! 
Click Unit Reading Passages.
Click on the passage of your choice.  You will need to log in at this point to actually get the stories!! And there you have a second grade assessment on plot.  BAM!  That easy!
It is such an easy way to create customize-able and leveled reading assessments.  Did that catch your eye? CUSTOMIZE-ABLE.  I think I may have made that word up, but I like it.  SHUT.THE.FRONT.DOOR.  My next post will be how to make these assessments!

Published by Mandy Gregory

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website ( and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

4 replies on “Have You Heard About…”

  1. I agree I love this site. I also wanted to tell you thanks so much for all your ideas. When I first started teaching 4 years ago, I got so many different book label ideas from you! I used the same label for the book as my book box like you did. I've always wanted to tell you thanks! I'm bummed you don't teach the higher grades anymore though. lol I teach 5th grade.

    I just started a blog yesterday, and I can't get it to link up. Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but having a heck of a time linking it to anything because it says my feed is wrong. It's driving me crazy. My blog is


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