Fluency Reading

Below are free short downloadable reading texts that have been leveled for use in the classroom. The articles are 800 – 1200 words and designed to provide content for lesson plans across the curriculum. To download, just click on the title, and go.

At the bottom, you will also find articles and lesson plan ideas for using fluency reading to work on various skills.

For more texts like these, check out Wayzgoose Press: Big Ideas  on Amazon.

High Beginner Texts

Smart about Smart Phones

How to learn 20 languages

Will We Join with Machines?

The Boy in a Bubble

The King’s Wife 

How to Become an Internet Celebrity

Low Intermediate Texts

The Woman Who Thinks in Pictures

Can Trees Talk?

Born Smart: The Family Life of Child Prodigies

A father’s choice and a daughter’s education

The truth about teenagers

Computers in Skirts The women in Hidden Figures

Intermediate Texts

China’s Power Challenge

How to Spot Real News

Hurricane Harvey versus the people of Houston

Elon Musk wants to change your future

Why Your City Newspaper May Matter More Than You Think


Five Ways to use Graded Texts

Increasing Reading Speed Whys & Hows

Reading to Writing How Model Texts Can Support Paragraphing