Teacher Review for ReadWorks

Love this resource! Allows me to address my students' needs by standard, reading level and interest!

Lisa L.
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Bowman Elementary
Anchorage, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Read Works allow me to use both print copies and assign digital copies to my students. I can easily differentiate according to the reading level abilities of my students and specific skills and strategies that I would like to focus on. It also allows me to search by specific content area. I find it dynamic in that I am able to almost always find a resource to support the needs of my small groups as well as resources to supplement the reading standards I am focusing on for the week. If I need additional information to supplement instruction in my content areas, I almost always am successful in finding an article that is applicable.
My Take
I have often suggested this resource to my teaching friends as an excellent resource to support our standards based instruction in reading. I like that I can search for articles by grade level, lexile level, content, skills and strategies, text-sets, genre, etc. I find the online component to be engaging for my students. They enjoy having choice in the articles they choose to read and respond to. I do like the student results page and that I can quickly see how students performed on the comprehension questions. Grading the written questions isn't cumbersome because I can now see all students answers to the same question at once, and can easily assign a score to their response. The grading of online assignments is very teacher friendly!