SparkReading includes phonics, book bundles, reading comprehension and more. Guide your students as they grow as readers. Learn more and sign up for a free trial!

Get to Know SparkReading

Help your students develop their reading comprehension skills on Edulastic so you can easily deliver assessments and track progress. SparkReading provides a suite of phonics, reading comprehension, book checks, and interdisciplinary reading assessments. The reading assessments give students practice, track student growth, and help students as they develop their reading and comprehension skills in your classroom. 

SparkReading includes four different categories of reading practice and assessment bundles: Phonics, Reading Comprehension, STEM Reading Comprehension, and Book Bundles. Read on for details!

To activate your free trial and try out SparkReading, go to the “Subscription” section of your free or premium Edulastic account and click “Start a Free Trial” to select and begin your SparkReading Trial. No credit card needed.

Reading Comprehension

Get additional test prep practice with reading comprehension assessments. SparkReading includes 75 engaging fiction and nonfiction reading articles and passages. Categorized by reading level for Lexile levels 300-1200, the reading comprehension is designed to provide additional practice that can be used as homework, assignments, time-fillers, or as a compliment to an existing lesson. The assessments are perfect for assigning in-person or during distance learning. 

STEM Reading Comprehension

Whoever said English class couldn’t include a little real-world science?! Give students interdisciplinary reading comprehension surrounding science passages. With the inclusion of STEM topics, you can improve students’ ability to think critically in a way that will help them interpret non-fiction topics. Students will read and respond to passages on a variety of topics with titles like “The Lifecycle of a Plant”, “What is a Wave?”, and “Apollo to the Moon.” They’ll be learning about science AND will be growing as readers at the same time. 


Help young students on their reading journey as they master each sound and develop their basic reading skills. SparkReading includes 600 phonics questions with activities for early readers in kindergarten through second grade. The questions reinforce beginning and ending sounds, long and short vowels, sight words, etc. The bundle also includes 3 diagnostic exams for pre and post-assessment. Get students on their way to becoming readers by starting them out with a strong foundation. 

Book Bundles

If your middle school or high school class is working through a book together let our book bundles help you out. The book bundles will help you guide your students through the literature. With each book bundle, there are chapter quizzes, vocabulary, and writing prompts. It’ll help you teach the book and check for student comprehension.

Bonus: If you buy SparkReading you can request a book and we will create a book bundle for you to use next year!

Current SparkReading book titles include:

Middle School
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

High School
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Educated by Tara Westover
The Odyssey by Homer
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Parkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen
Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1984 by George Orwell

Don’t see your book listed here? Request it now.

Give SparkReading a Try

Ready to check out the new SparkReading content for yourself? With a free trial, you’ll be able to view, test out, and assign the bundles included with SparkReading. Begin your free 2-week trial today. Simply go to the “Subscription” section of your free or premium Edulastic account and select “Start a Free Trial” to get started. No credit card is needed.

Buy SparkReading for Your Classroom

With everything included in SparkReading, you’ll save yourself time with pre-made content that helps students with their reading skills. SparkReading is an affordable $50/year with your Premium account.
Have a free-forever teacher account? Get SparkReading for $150/year, which includes the Premium subscription.

Click the button below to head over to your subscriptions page to buy SparkReading today and start helping your students’ reading skills soar.

How to Access SparkReading Bundles

Once you have SparkReading, head over to the Playlists tab on your left-side menu to explore the book bundles, STEM cross-curricular bundle, and general reading comprehension bundle. Pick and choose which assessments you’d like to use with your students, and then assign to students. If you’re new to Playlists, find some Playlist guidance here. And if you are new to Edulastic, you’ll likely be interested in our Quick-Start Guide to get up and running with your Edulastic account.

When you are all set, you’ll be on your way to better supporting your students with reading. Edulastic features a variety of reports and mastery tracking features that will help you know where students are at so you can both support students who are struggling, as well as those who are excelling with their work.

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