In order to help you differentiate instruction, I am going to start testing providing audio versions of my reading passages. This passage, "Clouds" is my pilot product to include an English audio version of the reading passage.
If you choose to download this file, PLEASE let me know if it is something that will be useful in your class.
Included in this download:
Clouds reading passage for 6th-8th grade reading levels.
Short answer constructed response questions of escalating depth following the passage.
English audio file (MP3) of the passage. Please note I am not a professional voice over artist but the file has been cleaned up and sounds pretty good in my opinion.