ReadWorks ( has a wealth of reading passages on a variety of topics, with accompanying questions. And it's free! You do have to sign up for an account to fully access the site.

While designed for K-12, many of the passages and articles can be used for adult learners.

Articles and questions may be printed or assigned online to the class that you create in your account. Online versions of articles also come with an audio option.

Many teachers have found this site to be a gem of a resource.

For more information, see:

Nonfiction and Literary Articles

StepReads—a less complex version of the original Article

Paired Texts

Audio versions—human voice and text-to-speech versions of Articles


A Closer Look: Comprehension Question Sets

Articles with Skill & Strategy Question Sets

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ESOL/English Language Learner
Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)
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SABES English Language Arts Curriculum and Instruction PD Center