Research- How Kids can Research by Reading Level

Hi Literacy Land Friends!  Before Christmas Break, we were doing some research to help us write our All About Books.  I have a tip to share with you today.  While doing our research, we talked about where we can find information and of course the internet is a great way to go.  However, the material that the students have to read is just way too difficult for my first graders.  I am here to show you a way to help with that problem.  Is it full proof?  No- but it is a start.

Here some easy steps to follow.

Step 1:  Go to

Step 2:  Type in the topic that you want to search.

Step 3:  Click on Search Tools and then tab that says All Results and go to Reading Level.

Step 4:  Click on the reading level that you want.  For my first graders, I would click on Basic.

Step 5:  The posts that will come up at the top will be the easiest to read and most kid-friendly. 

I searched Bats and I got websites such as:
Bats for Kids
National Geographic
Animal Discovery
It at least makes research a little easier:)


  1. I am so glad you shared this! I had no idea this was an option, but for struggling readers, it's a huge help! Our kids are not allowed to Google search according to our AUP, but it will help ME in narrowing the content to just what my kids need.

  2. This is awesome! I am passing this on to our media specialist and all of our teachers. So simple and easy! Thanks much, Jennie!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  3. This is VERY helpful. Thank you for taking the time to explain it. The pics of each step helped me greatly.

  4. I never knew this existed! Thanks so much for sharing.

    A Very Curious Class

  5. Thank you so much Jennie - I had no idea you could do this :)
    Ripper Reading Resources

  6. We will begin our study of Arctic Animals and report writing unit when we get back in January! This information just made my life so much easier! Thank you!
    Stories and Songs in Second