We love the word free in education, especially when it is paired with a great resource. Today, I bring to your attention the Free Leveled Reading Program from Smithsonian for grades PreK-12 and even in Spanish!
Teachers will need a free account from Smithsonian TTribune. Once your free account is set up, the teacher can enter classes and student names. No information is collected from the student.
The TTribune consists of daily news site for kids, tweens, and teens. The articles contain text, photos, and audio/video. The site also contains lessons, with instructional and assessment tools. The articles are grade-appropriate. Users can also choose their Lexile Level for each article.
Be sure to check out this awesome resource for leveled reading.