This modified text includes Articles 1 (Section 8-9), Article 2 (Sections 2-4), and Article 3 (Section 2-3) of the United States Constitution. The original text and adapted text are laid out side by side for transparency of the modifications. The original text is scored at a 1560 Lexile level; modified text is at a 860 Lexile level.
This modified primary source can be utilized in any lesson addressing the powers of the Constitution as a support for struggling readers and English language learners. See "Analyzing the Constitution" document set for accompanying critical thinking activity and three differentiated texts at three reading levels.