Student Texts

Our searchable library of short texts offers a diverse mix of stories and perspectives. This multigenre, multimedia collection aligns with the Common Core's recommendations for text complexity and the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. Choose from informational and literary nonfiction texts, literature, photographs, political cartoons, interviews, infographics and more.

“The leveled texts have really helped me engage students and introduce them to complex topics in a way they can understand.”

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559 Texts

Visual

The House That Jeff Built

This work is an extended and bitter indictment of Jefferson Davis and the Southern system of slavery. It consists of 12 vignettes with accompanying verse.
Grade Level
David Claypoole Johnston
Topic
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
Visual

S. L. Jones Searching for Relatives

This advertisement, published in the Southwestern Christian Advocate in 1883, was included in the "Lost Friends" section of the newspaper. Advertisements like this were published after emancipation by African Americans seeking their relatives. Families of enslaved people were often separated during enslavement. Here, S. L. Jones searches for his or her relatives.
Grade Level
6-8
S. L. Jones
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Subject
History
Social Justice Domain