Actively Learn's online catalog contains thousands of cross-curriculum texts of different depth of knowledge levels with many aligned with common core standards.
The catalog 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 top of the Catalog, so finding what you need is simple.
- Select the subject you want to filter by
- Click on a theme or topic to narrow results
- Results will appear 30 text at a time
Text will be grouped based on the subject selected. For example, the screenshot below has ELA and "coming of age" selected. These text are grouped by books, poetry, and short story.
Teachers can filter text by Lexile levels.
Once you select a Lexile level, you can further filter text. (Example below: grade level and subject)
The grade level filter in our catalog filters text by the grade level texts are most commonly assigned to.
Search the Catalog
If you have a particular title or author, you can use our search box to instantly see if our Catalog has what you're looking for!
Our catalog includes New and Popular articles that is updated weekly. Our content team will add new articles each week. Theses articles are easily accessed by the catalogs landing page.
Can’t find what you’re looking for in our Catalog?
You'll see the "Request a 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.
For commonly requested text, there will be a tile for the text. You can easily make a request by clicking on the tile.
Adding a text to folders and assigning text to classes
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 "Content"
- 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 for specific text
STEP 3: Select the tile.
You can preview the text or assign the text along with the featured assignment.
- Assign the text (this will add the text to your "everything" folder, too)
- Quickly save text by clicking the star button
- Click and drag text to folders