Teacher Review For ReadWorks

Reading That Works!!

David S.
Classroom teacher
Guyandotte Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
ReadWorks.org is a free website that teaches reading comprehension through lessons that are aligned with Common Core Standards for grades K-6. ReadWorks uses these passages to develop many skills used in reading. These reading skills include author’s purpose, cause and effect, main idea and theme. All of the lessons have critical thinking skills built in to reach that higher order thinking students need. I like to use ReadWorks articles as supplemental reading that corresponds to a lesson I am teaching. These article cover many topics on a variety of subjects.
My Take
I love the ReadWorks articles. They are packed with a great deal of information on a wide variety of topics. I can always find a very relatable article no matter what I am teaching. I seems every time I log into ReadWorks they are adding new articles to their library. One of the most useful websites I have used in some time.