Today’s students deserve every advantage they can get. That’s why CCC created SelectText—to get the very best readings into the hands of students across the country.

Developed to simplify the curation and adoption of authentic supplemental readings in K–12 schools, SelectText is a cost-effective service that empowers teachers, enabling them to easily incorporate high-value, copyright-compliant published content (such as book excerpts, magazine and newspaper articles, web pages and more) into their lessons. By making these readings available, SelectText provides students the opportunity to learn from some of the finest authors, storytellers and historians—and their teachers won’t have to jump through hoops to make it possible.

SelectText offers educational professionals three unique ways to bring standards-compliant readings—including published content—into their classrooms:

SelectText: Custom Production

You choose the content. We clear the copyright permissions. We produce the text sets. You do what you do best: teach

Designed for time- and resource-strapped teachers and staff who need tailor-made text sets for their classrooms, the custom production model provides professionally developed and printed text sets delivered right to your school’s doorstep. Or, for technology-equipped classrooms, digital delivery is available as well. SelectText’s Custom Production model offers curriculum developers high-quality, cost-effective text sets that provide students with a superior learning experience. Each is professionally produced by XanEdu, a leading course materials provider, according to your specifications and budget. To get started, visit XanEdu’s page here.

SelectText: Self-Service

You choose the content. We simplify the copyright permissions. You produce the text sets

SelectText’s self-service model is the best solution for curriculum developers who know exactly what texts they want to use and have their own production capabilities. This model enables developers to customize their own curricula and to obtain copyright permission for excerpts from millions of works across thousands of publishers—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To get started, simply visit copyright.com, the destination thousands of academics and educators rely on to secure print and digital permissions. Once you’ve cleared the permissions you need through CCC, you can include that content in your text sets immediately.

SelectText: Ready-Made

Below you’ll find a list of ready-made text sets–also known as unit readers–developed through SelectText by state departments of education and other organizations. The text sets include copyright-cleared content such as book chapters, newspaper and magazine articles, and other high-quality published materials.

SelectText has partnered with XanEdu, a leading course materials provider, to make these unit readers available for purchase by K-12 schools and districts. To order any of the ready-made text sets below, please visit XanEdu’s page here.

Please contact info@copyright.com with any questions you may have about ordering your unit readers.

Grade

Unit Reader Title Description Source Price/Copy* Additional Information
Kindergarten Unit Reader

Includes excerpts from “National Geographic Young Explorer”, “Complete Poems for Children”, and others.

Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 4 published excerpts for 2 units

Animal Adaptations
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 180-790

Grade 1 Unit Reader

Includes excerpts from “KidZone” and “Wired@School”

Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 2 published excerpts for 1 unit

Animals, Animals Everywhere!
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 40-570

Grade 2 Unit Reader

Includes excerpts from “KidsPost”, “ReadWorks”, “National Geographic Explorer”, and others

Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 11 published excerpts for 4 units

Our Solar System

Learn More

Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 530-650

African Savanna
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 560-660

Grade 3 Unit Reader
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 6 published excerpts for 4 units

All Eyes on the Moon
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 450-600

Homes
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 360-660

Grade 4 Unit Reader
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 6 published excerpts for 4 units

Smokejumpers: Life Fighting Fires
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 1130 - 1410

How Movies and TV Programs are Made
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 750-1040

Making of a Scientist
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 7 published excerpts

The Birchbark House
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 2 published excerpts

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 3 published excerpts

Wonderstruck
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 2 published excerpts

Shuttering Out the Sky
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 3 published excerpts

Inventors
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 630-1070

Wild Weather
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 730-1080

Steve Jobs
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 6 published excerpts

Hatchet
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 4 published excerpts

Out of the Dust
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 6 published excerpts

The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 3 published excerpts

If Stones Could Speak
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 2 published excerpts

Desert Animals
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 870-1280

Spies of the Revolutionary War
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 960-1260

African Savanna
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 720-1240

States of Matter
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 1030-1160

Written in Bone
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 2 published excerpts

Christmas Carol
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 4 published excerpts

The Giver
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 3 published excerpts

Memoir
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 6 published excerpts

Behind the Scenes
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 6 published excerpts

Breathing Deep
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 950-1140

Immigration and Citizenship
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 540-1140

Call of the Wild
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 1 published excerpt

The Tell-Tale-Heart
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 7 published excerpts

Flowers of Algernon
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 4 published excerpts

Sugar Changed the World
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 5 published excerpts

Conservation
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 9 published excerpts

Remember the Ladies
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 880-1200

Standing up for Civil Rights
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 680-1270

The Odyssey
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 7 published excerpts

Hope, Despair, and Memory
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 3 published excerpts

Romeo and Juliet
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 2 published excerpts

Fahrenheit 451
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 5 published excerpts

Laughter

Includes excerpts from “How Stuff Works”, “How to Build a Joke”, and others

Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 2 published excerpts

Rhetoric
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 1 published excerpt

Metamorphosis
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 6 published excerpts

Henrietta's Dance
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 12 published excerpts

Macbeth
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 4 published excerpts

Things Fall Apart

Includes excerpts from “The Atlantic Online”, “The Paris Review”, and others

Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 4 published excerpts

The Evolution of the Internet
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 1070-1630

Connecticut Yankee
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 5 published excerpts

Our Town
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 3 published excerpts

Our Town
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 3 published excerpts

American Dream
Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 6 published excerpts

Undaunted Courage

Includes excerpts from “Archives of the West” (PBS), “The Way to Rainy Mountain”, and others

Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 3 published excerpts

Lincoln’s Assassination
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 1010-1210

Hero

Includes 2 chapters from “Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster”

Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 1 published excerpt

Politics and the English Language

Includes excerpts from “Politics and the English Language”, “The Economist”, PBS.org, and others

Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 5 published excerpts

Gulliver's Travels

Includes excerpts from “Animal Farm”, “The New York Times”, and others

Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 3 published excerpts

Canterbury Tales

Includes excerpts from “The Life Death and Afterlife of Geoffrey Chaucer” and a “Lecture on Chaucer” by Prof. Lee Patterson

Louisiana Department of Education

Includes 2 published excerpts

Renewable Energy
Student Achievement Partners

Lexile Score: 1160-1350

* Price per printed copy