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Explore the Catalog

The Catalog in Actively Learn allows you to discover and add content that you love. You can discover the thousands of cross-curriculum texts in our Catalog in three distinct ways: Featured Content Page, filters, or instant search.

Browsing the Featured Content Page

Once you enter our Catalog, you will see our Featured Content Page. On this page, you will see top curated content grouped by popular and theme.  Click on any of these tiles to add them to your Workspace.


All of our content is organized by multiple categories that appear on the left side of the Catalog, so finding what you need is simple. 

  • Select the category you want to filter by
    • Price, Commonly used, with assignments, page count, Reading level, and Standard Sets
  • Click on more categories to narrow results
  • Results will appear 30 text at a time

Search the Catalog

If you have a particular title, author, publisher, or theme in mind, you can use our search box to instantly see if our Catalog has what you're looking for!

Text details

When you select a text in our Catalog, you’ll see a pop-up with the author, publisher, category, description, Lexile score, number of pages, an image, and price of the rental text. You will also see selection and preview options for Featured Assignments and plain text (without any questions, notes, or media). 

Text details

Requesting Texts

Can’t find what you’re looking for in our Catalog?

You'll see the "Request Text" button when there are no results. Click it, and fill in the appropriate fields. Our team will review the request and contact the publisher.

Adding a text to your Workspace

Our Catalog has thousands of texts and pre-created assignments that you can use easily with your classes. We have canonical ELA texts, current events, high-interest articles, and free textbook materials across Social Studies and the Sciences. To add these texts or pre-created assignments, follow these simple steps:

STEP 1: Select "Catalog"

  • You will see our Featured Content page with curated categories (Current Events, High-Interest Articles, Classical Short Stories, etc)

STEP 2:  Filter the rest of our content by categories or search directly

STEP 3: Select the tile. 

You can preview the text, add the text along with the featured assignment, or simply add the text by itself.

STEP 4. A confirmation will appear notifying you that the text is in your Workspace

  •  Click "Go to Workspace" to view your updated workspace
  •  Or "Stay in Catalog" to continue browsing

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