ELA – ReadiBank

English Language Arts


Grades 1-11

  • Includes ALL assessed content standards as per your state’s College and Career Readiness Standards
  • Highlights the importance of defending a response and require students to use textual evidence in a variety of contexts
  • Includes grade-level-appropriate writing tasks (grades 3-11) based on your state’s summative assessment provider (SBAC, PARCC, AIR, ACT, or CTB):
    • Narrative
    • Informational/Explanatory
    • Opinion/Argumentative

Download and review our ReadiBank ELA items.


All Reading passages have the following metadata:

  • Genre
  • Word Count
  • Lexile, Flesch-Kincaid, Dale-Chall, and/or Spache Readability Ratings
  • ETS Text Evaluator
  • Pearson Reading Maturity Metric
  • Text-Complexity Rating
  • Recommended Grade Band



Reading Passage Types

Our ReadiBank also features Reading passage types found on the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC):

Topics for Literary Texts

Grades 3 – 5 Grades 6 – 8 Grades 9 – 12
Folktales Historical fiction Historical fiction
Children’s adventure stories Adventure stories Adventure stories
Legends Science fiction Science fiction
Fables Realistic fiction Realistic fiction
Realistic fiction Parodies Allegories
Myths Satires Parodies
Staged dialogue One-act plays Satires
One-act plays Narrative poems One-act plays
Narrative poems Multi-act plays Multi-act plays
Free-verse poems Lyrical poems Free-verse poems
Free-verse poems Sonnets
Ballads Odes
Topics for Informational Texts

Grades 3 – 5 Grades 6 – 12 Grades 6 – 12
Biographies Argumentative texts Personal essays
Autobiographies Expository texts Opinion pieces
History texts Speeches Biographies
Social Studies texts Memoirs Journalism
Science texts Historical accounts Scientific accounts
Arts texts Technical accounts Economic accounts
Technical texts Declaration of Independence Preamble to the Constitution
Bill of Rights Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address