ReadWorks is a supplemental open-educational resource that provides a library of literary and informational texts that support English language arts and reading instruction in grades K-12. Content is available at no cost online at two sites ReadWorks.org and ReadWorks Digital. Learning List recently reviewed ReadWorks.org resources for grades K-8. Instruction focuses on the development of reading comprehension skills included in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Although built for the CCSS, content may be searched by specific state standards, including the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). [Read more…]
ReadWorks.org provides teaching resources that develop reading comprehension and vocabulary skills across grades K-6 and the understanding of specific genres at grades 5 and 6. Content is presented in units that focus on a specific reading passage or text and: (1) reading skills and strategies, (2) reading comprehension (grades K-5), or literary genres (grades 5 and 6). Readworks.org also includes a set of short “Reading Passages” and the “Article-A-Day” program that provides a daily informational article for grades K-8.
In each lesson, learning activities include teacher modeling, checks for understanding, guided and independent practice, and reflective practice. Downloadable worksheets and practice activities are provided. ReadWorks.org provides detailed lesson plans that include learning objectives, pacing information, and step-by-step guidance in implementing activities with students. The “My Binder” tool allows teachers to collect the lesson plans they will use. Lesson plans include user comments, some of which provide additional implementation tips and strategies.
The nonprofit ReadWorks provides K-12 teachers with what to teach and how to teach it—online, for free, to be shared broadly.
ReadWorks provides a high-quality library of curated nonfiction and literary articles, along with reading comprehension and vocabulary lessons, formative assessments, and teacher guidance. Most importantly, everything ReadWorks does is based on proven cognitive science research.
ReadWorks delivers content, curriculum, and training on two sites:
- And ReadWorks Digital. On ReadWorks Digital teachers and students can engage with ReadWorks interactively.
*Content in this section is provided by or adapted from ReadWorks.
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