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Excellent Program!

This is a great program! I really feel like it helps students with ADHD or who have a negative opinion of reading. They are goals for the week, visual rewards/levels, and it breaks the task of reading into a small chunks done on the computer every day. I have seen results in using this! I like how the progress is tracked and is easy to read. Plus it is free to use! There is a premium option that gives you finer control over what students read, but it is not in any way required.
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Read Theory MATTERS!!

Kids are motivated to increase their reading skills and boost their percentages. They often choose readtheory over another online reading program. I challenge the kids to increase the class percentage and have been giving EXTRA CREDIT this week for each quiz passed above 70%. These crucial skills help kids see the need for improvement on their reading assessments. Thank you, Read Theory!!
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Informative

My students enjoy the articles they read. Some students ask to login to Readtheory during recess or when they are allowed to choose an activity instead of the learning platforms we use that are game- based. Readtheory also allows a differentiated reading experience with the need for me to spend hours looking for articles. This is especially helpful considering I have students at 3 reading levels (and none AT grade level). The articles have appealed to my students and they like to share facts from what they have read.
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Read Theory is the worst. I do not recommend it. Everyone in my class hates it including me. Half the answers make no sense even for me. They should shut this website down.

Terrible, basically made me want to smash my computer.
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Great

I liked this game, but the only drawback is that you can not control the topics you read.
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ReadTheory takes care of everything for me!

I've seen my children progress significantly with ReadTheory. Already onboarded my entire school and I'm an avid ambassador of ReadTheory!
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Horrible website do not use students hate it and it has leaked students information

horrible
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Great data but groanworthy busy work for students

I really liked how it automatically adjusted passages provided to their level. However, the lack of control over topics makes it less useful than tools like CommonLit, where you can match readings to your current focus. The data provided was great, but I do wonder how affected it was by lack of student buy in. It is gamified, but the badges didn't have any draw for my 9th graders. Students would often complain they got one question wrong and were dropped multiple grade levels. Most concerningly, after a semester of regular use paired with intensive reading instruction in the classroom, the data showed minimal growth, which conflicted with the data provided by other assessments. I loved the reporting features, but the lack of interest for students seems to be a breaking point.
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Distance Learning Must-have Resource!

While an online program will never replace the one-on-one intervention a teacher can provide, during distance learning time, it is an essential resource.
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Quizzes can be repetitive. Not very helpful website

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